In 2011, the late Steve jobs announced Apple’s plans to build a new campus in the shape of a spaceship. Today in the Internet appeared fresh video about the construction of the headquarters, captured by drone DJI Phantom 3 Professional. Video recorded in 4K resolution, includes footage from the construction site in September-October this year. Thus, it is possible to assess the progress of the construction of a new facility.
“Flying saucer” Apple will occupy an area of 2.8 million square feet (260,000 square meters), which is approximately 230% larger than the existing campus of the company. Moreover, this area does not include a separate audience of 1 000 seats and additional buildings intended for carrying out scientifically-research works.
The cost of construction of Apple’s new campus is more than $6 billion up To this point, Apple is preparing to install huge glass panels that will cover the facade of a huge building. The project was developed architectural firm Foster + Partners, while for a landscaping company OLIN responsible.
The campus can accommodate about 13,000 employees. The premises is planned exclusively to provide “green” energy, including solar panels with a total area of 700,000 square feet (65,000 m2).
The construction of the campus is planned to be completed in 2016 or early 2017.