Apple painstakingly moves and reassembles historic Glendenning Barn at new Apple Park HQ

“Matthew Roberts has uploaded his latest 4K drone tour of Apple Park, the company’s new headquarters in Cupertino, California,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors.

“Roberts also flew his drone over the historic Glendenning Barn, which Apple has now completely reassembled after carefully taking it down and pledging to move it to a new location due to construction of Apple Park,” Rossignol reports. “Glendenning Barn, a historic landmark in Cupertino, has been situated on Apple Park’s property since the early twentieth century.”

“Apple reportedly dismantled the redwood barn piece by piece, including every plank, nail, and crossbeam, and made careful notes on its construction,” Rossignol reports. “The drone video reveals that Apple has successfully recreated the barn…”

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Apple Park July 2017 4K drone tour – July 13, 2017


  1. >“Glendenning Barn, a historic landmark in Cupertino, has been situated on Apple Park’s property since the early twentieth century.”

    So it’s like, 100 years old? Wow so historic. It’s important that we preserve every 100 year old wooden barn.

    1. Age is not the only thing upon which to base importance. A bridge in Europe could be 2,000 years old and be meaningless. A monument in Utah could be 50 years old and be of great significance.

    2. Considering the city itself is only 62 years old, I’d say a 100-year-old barn, reflecting the agrarian roots of what’s now a high-tech community, IS worth saving. Besides, it probably cost next to nothing to disassemble and reassemble the barn, considering the scope of the project…

    1. Figures bottwipe woudl say something like that. Falling in line right behind that idiot man/child occupying the white house.

      Dictators handbook:

      Destroy faith in democratic institutions – check
      Destroy faith in press – check
      Destroy traditions – bottwipe will help

      1. CitizenXCon Alinsky Handbook:
        • Promote race baiting.
        • Promote drug abuse.
        • Promote marxist propaganda.
        • Promote “Save A Barn Society”
        • Post vulgar, inane, witless comments daily.
        • Stay stupid.

        your Sorosian check is in the mail.

        1. SAD. You are one pathetic individual. Why are you so familiar with that handbook. I’ve never seen it, read it or even heard what’s in it.

          I don’t need to race bait, all the racist fell out of tRumps Rump.

          The rest is just your pathetic, simple mind justifying your stultifying failure as a human being.

    1. That’s a good and informative article.

      As a European, a building that’s 100 years old is unremarkable. My own house is older than that and some of the stone walls were built using stone reclaimed from a nearby castle which was built in 1498 and largely demolished in the late 1700’s, but the important matter is the context. Despite that, my house is of negligible historic interest.

      The Glendenning barn was built long before the city was built and that makes it tremendously relevant. In England, we have learned the hard way that previous generations didn’t value the building that their forbears built. The most desirable houses in London and many other cities are the Georgian town houses, but in Victorian times, they were regarded as vulgar and old-fashioned. Many of them were demolished and redeveloped.

      Even in recent times between the wars, some British cities demolished half-timbered medieval building to make way for modern developments. Those old buildings have now been lost forever. It’s not just really old stuff either. Modern things like our traditional British red telephone boxes no longer have much of a function and have largely disappeared from our streets since the rise of the cellphone but many of the ones that remain are safeguarded by preservation orders.

      I’m not suggesting that every old building should remain in place forever, but when a building has historical significance, it should be preserved. In a country where history is measured over a small timespan compared to other countries, a one hundred year old structure is something to treasure and preserve for future generations and I’m delighted that Apple is a sufficiently civilised and responsible company to ensure that it has happened with the Glendenning barn.

      1. I still question it. My house was built in 1925, so it’s fairly old. Here, in Queens, N.Y., part of NYC, for those who don’t know, most homes and buildings were built on old farmland. In fact, I have the old maps of the farms, and the names of them, as well as the early street names before they numbered them. I suppose all of these older houses and barns would have been historic, except that they were torn down a long time ago.

        The real reason why I question this is because when Verity tore all of the other buildings down, such as the main house, the only reason they kept the barn was because they used it to store things. When Hp took over, they kept it for that reason as well. None of this was for historic reasons, rather because it was cheaper to keep it to store non essential stuff than to tear it down and build another storage shed.

        All of a sudden. Apple buys the property, and that old, beat up barn is considered to be historic. If it wasn’t historic when Verity tore everything else down that they didn’t want, why is it now? It seems to me that the house would have been more historic than a simple barn. That’s why I question it.

    1. Yes, very amazing project. Interestingly, in-spite of it’s magnificence, it’s got a good dose of discretion too. Like all Apple products, experiencing it first hand would likely be more potent (understatement).

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