An update on Apple’s much-anticipated Campus 2 construction process was unveiled this week, thanks to YouTuber and professional photographer/videographer Duncan Sinfield (no affiliation with Apple), via footage secured by drone no less.
Filmed on Aug. 1, with a DJI Inspire 1 (drone + camera setup), you’ll see the ongoing construction of Campus 2. The drone flies over the behemoth, giving a bird’s-eye view of the main spaceship-shaped building, parking garages, event space and more.
With narration from Steve Jobs himself edited in, it’s an extremely cool look at the grounds, about 150 acres, that used to be a lot of Hewlett-Packard land and apricot orchards to become the awesome spaceship-like building Jobs talks about in the video.
The sheer scale is jaw-dropping, as Fast Co. writes, “At 2.8 million square feet, the Apple Campus 2 will be an unfathomably massive ring. This Norman Foster design is almost a mile in circumference, and it will require nearly four miles of glass windows. The Pentagon, while technically a third larger in pure square feet, could fit inside the circle.”
The new building will house about 12,000 Apple employees.
Below, a rendering of what the whole shebang is supposed to look like when it’s done: