Apple’s second campus in Cupertino, California continues to progress as its completion date nears. The main ring-shaped building that spans 2.8 million square feet is really moving along. Structural framing is nearing completion, and construction workers are preparing the solar panels that will be installed on the roof. Quite a few glass window panels have gone up, and even the window canopies are being installed.
The large, curved sheets of glass that surround the building provide an unobstructed 360 degree panoramic view out over the campus, which will include 80 percent green space, with a central garden, more than 300 species of trees, including fruit tree orchards, and several outdoor dining areas.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has stated that the large mound of dirt in the center of the campus will not be removed, instead going towards landscaping that will support more than 7,000 trees. “Hard to know which is more beautiful, the building or that pile of dirt,” he said.
The roof of the auditorium, where Apple will host events, is now in place, and solar panels are being added to the second of two parking garages, which will provide parking for more than 10,000 employees. Progress on the 100,000 square foot fitness center can be seen, and underground tunnels are in place for access to underground parking and other campus areas.
Watch the video below by Duncan Sinfield for some spectacular views of Apple’s Campus 2!