Apple’s $5 billion ‘Spaceship’ campus looks nearly finished a month before the next iPhone launches

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The Steve Jobs Theatre, located on Apple’s new Apple Park campus.
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Apple is widely expected to launch a new iPhone next month. It’s supposed to be a stunner.

Where will Apple CEO Tim Cook hold up the latest iPhone for the first time in public? It could be at a big space in San Francisco, like last year’s iPhone event.

Or it could be at the underground, 1,000-seat Steve Jobs Theatre on Apple’s new $5 billion Apple Park campus, which looks nearly ready for its close-up in the latest video from drone videographer Matthew Roberts.

The beautifully shot clip shows Apple putting the finishing touches on the building’s landscape. It may be one of the last Apple Park drone videos from this pilot as construction wraps up, Roberts said in an email.

Take a look:


Apple Park’s main building is nicknamed the “Spaceship,” and it certainly looks like one from a distance.

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Construction workers on the project agree.

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More snaps from inside Apple Park here.


Here is the Steve Jobs Theatre from a distance.

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This is merely the entrance. Most of the seating is underground.

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You can see workers inside putting the finishing touches on the immaculate interior.

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The entire roof is covered in solar panels.

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A series of underground tunnels handles traffic from cars without marring the surface.

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Apple Park has four-story high glass doors opening to a massive atrium.

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Somebody asked Apple Chief Design officer Jony Ive why Apple needed these massive, 440,000 pound glass doors. His reply? “Well, It depends how you define need, doesn’t it?”

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Source: Wired.


All of the windows on the building are made out of curved glass.

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Although the building looks move-in ready, there’s still lots of landscaping to be done and trees to be planted.

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The idea is that, when completed, it should look like a lush forest or park with lots of trees native to Northern California.

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There are also other offices on the campus, like these more conventional R&D buildings.

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Inside the ring will be parkland too.

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There will be a circular fountain in the middle, but it’s not done yet.

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Here you can see some trees ready to be planted.

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The entire building was conceived more like an Apple product than a building, according to Apple executives.

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Source: WSJ Magazine


We can’t wait to see what it looks like when the landscaping is done.

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