Apple is covering its $5 billion ‘spaceship’ campus with solar panels — here’s your latest look

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A rendering of what the completed Apple Campus 2 will look like.
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City of Cupertino

New videos by drone pilot Matthew Roberts and journalist Duncan Sinfield shows Apple’s $5 billion campus project in Cupertino, California, starting to really take shape.

The clip shows that much of the exterior glass has been attached to the building, and that the company has installed a huge number of solar panels on its roof. Apple is expecting to generate about 75% of the power needed for the facility through its solar panels and biogas fuel cells.

Apple Campus 2, which will very likely have an “Apple Parkway” address, is expected to be finished by early 2017, when 13,000 employees move in from assorted smaller Apple offices in the area, as well a contingent that will move over from Apple’s old campus at 1 Infinite Loop.

But before that happens, Apple needs to start landscaping the campus.

Here’s where the project stands:


A large percentage of the roof is now covered in solar panels.

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YouTube/Matthew Roberts

Here’s a closer look.

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YouTube/Matthew Roberts

Apple is also using its massive pyramid of dirt for landscaping elsewhere on the campus.

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Matthew Roberts/YouTube

The auditorium is nearly finished. This is where Apple will launch new products.

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Matthew Roberts/YouTube

The scale is overwhelming.

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YouTube/Matthew Roberts

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YouTube/Matthew Roberts

A private road, called ‘Apple Parkway,’ will run through part of the campus.

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Kif Leswing/Business Insider

Here’s what it should look like when it’s done:

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Apple Campus 2
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City of Cupertino

Here’s Matthew Roberts’ video:


Here’s Duncan Sinfield’s video: