Massive scale of Apple’s spaceship Campus 2 revealed in new flyover video

“In the latest drone flyover video of Apple’s so-called ‘spaceship’ campus, the true scale of the ambitious project has never been clearer,” Trevor Mogg reports for Digital Trends.

“The footage, uploaded to YouTube this week by drone enthusiast Duncan Sinfield, shows that the gargantuan circular structure is moving steadily toward completion, with significant progress made in the last five months alone,” Mogg reports. “The swish new headquarters will become the workplace of some 14,000 Apple employees when it opens its doors toward the end of this year or early next.”

Mogg reports, “Sinfield doesn’t specify what equipment he used for the video, though if it’s the same kit he used for his last spaceship flyover then we’re looking at a DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter with a Zenmuse X3 gimbal and camera.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The scale of the project is difficult to grasp. This overlay of The Pentagon helps:

Apple Campus 2 with overlay of the U.S. Pentagon
Apple Campus 2 with overlay of the U.S. Pentagon

SEE ALSO:
Apple and the curse of the ‘edifice complex’ – February 3, 2016
Progress on Apple’s ‘spaceship’ Campus 2 shown in new 4K aerial drone video – December 4, 2015

25 Comments

    1. This project has been ongoing for 5 years… Where was this analysis then? Oh, yeah, no one thought this. It was only written now, because THE ENTIRE SMARTPHONE INDUSTRY IS IN DECLINE and Apple is stuck with it. But hey, It’s Apple. Let’s just single them out and write some click-bait hit-piece that the interweb dweebs can rally around.

  1. Amazing scale. I think back to when Steve Jobs presented the plans to the Cupertino Board. The drawings were impressive, however, they no where near conveyed the scale of this complex. Next thing you know Apple will reveal they have been really constructing a spaceship. 😉

  2. If the AT&T San Ramon Valley Administrative Center (SRVAC) were a ring, it’s of a similar scale, though smaller. 4 stories, 1/2 mile from end-to-end. Air-cooled with ice cubes made from frozen lake water at night (when energy is cheap). Once housed 8,000 employees – now is subdivided with extra wings rented to other businesses .

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