Apple’s $5 billion ‘spaceship’ campus is covered in mud

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City of Cupertino

Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly told Apple employees that the company planned to start moving into its new $5 billion Campus 2 in January 2017.

But right now, the campus is still a work in progress. Although landscaping and interior work have started, there’s still a lot to do, as shown in a new drone video from photographer Matthew Roberts filmed on Monday.

Since Northern California has seen a lot of rain since last Saturday, lots of Apple’s beautiful dirt piles have turned into mud.

But Apple has started planting trees and doing landscaping on the interior, and it’s over halfway done installing the solar panels that will cover the roof.

In October, the city of Cupertino updated its public construction schedule for the building. Currently, building and construction are supposed to wrap up in the first quarter of 2017, landscaping in the second quarter.

Take a look for yourself.


Roberts estimates that 60% of the roof is covered with solar panels.

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Matthew Roberts/YouTube

Major construction and landscaping are happening inside the ring.

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Matthew Robert/YouTube

The auditorium, where Apple will reveal new products like next year’s iPhone, is almost complete.

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Matthew Roberts

Cars are driving and parking in the new parking lot.

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Matthew Roberts/YouTube

The atrium should be stunning when it’s done.

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Matthew Roberts/YouTube

Here’s a peek inside.

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Apple

But right now, the outside has lots of standing water and mud.

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Matthew Roberts/YouTube

More mud.

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Matthew Roberts

Watch the entire drone-flyover video: