The Apple Campus 2 site in Cupertino, Calif., is taking shape, thanks to footage from a drone that shows a bird’s-eye view of everything the campus has to offer.
There’s the main structure — a spaceship-like building that will be covered with 3,000 glass panels — an 100,000-square-foot fitness center and a solar power-topped parking structure. Apple
plans to sell excess electricity generated by solar panels at its new headquarters, joining Google parent Alphabet Inc. in efforts to trade on the energy market, according to Bloomberg.
The campus covers 176 acres — about twice the size of Disneyland — and, upon completion, will house 13,000 employees, according to Popular Science. The building heavily uses glass panels to give the indoors a feeling of being outdoors, and 80% of the campus is expected to be green space. The project costs a reported $5 billion, over budget from the initial projected costs of less than $3 billion.
The drone footage was shot by Matthew Roberts, who has been documenting the construction site with a new video every month on his DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone, which retails for $999.
Construction on the project is expected to be complete by 2016, and employees will move in around early 2017.