Apple Park began construction in 2014. A new time-lapse video based on high-resolution photos by satellite imaging provider Planet Labs has condensed nearly two years of work on the main ring-shaped building in an 18-second time-lapse video. Uploaded Tuesday to Planet Labs’ YouTube channel, the clip was shared yesterday by Business Insider.
Aside from the main ring-shaped building, the video also depicts construction progress on Apple’s twin research and development buildings, the 1,000-seat Steve Jobs Theater, a wellness facility for employees and more.
For those wondering, they used the high-resolution imaging SkySats constellation to capture the construction of Apple’s new Cupertino campus.
If the Planet Labs name rings familiar to you, that’s because Google recently sold its previously acquired satellite-imaging startup Skybox Imaging to Planet Labs.
The search giant acquired Skybox Imaging in 2014 for a reported $500 million.
That startup was founded by Michael Trela, who was a spacecraft engineer at John Hopkins University, and John Fenwick, who served in the U.S. Air Force. Both men joined Apple this April following Planet Labs’ acquisition of Skybox from Google.
As part of the acquisition, Planet Labs now has seven satellites and plans to sell high-resolution aerial imagery starting next year.