See this "drone's-eye-view" of the new Apple campus

When Apple first announced the plans for their new campus, the first response everyone had was, "They're building a mothership!" The project has been underway for awhile now, and it's not going as smoothly as hoped: It's currently at least a year behind and two billion (with a B) dollars over budget.

So what does this giagantic five billion dollar campus look like? Twitter user jmcminn went to find out for us. After attaching a GoPro camera to his DJI Phantom 2 drone, he flew it over the construction site to get a birds-eye view of the progress. The video does a great job showing just how massive Apple's campus is going to be. In addition, the video really does make the entire campus look like it's going to be a giant spaceship, right down to the metalic-looking outer ring.

The new site isn't expected to be complete until 2016, but we're hoping that we get to see updated videos of the progress from time to time. Say what you want about Apple's business practices, but the company is definitely going all out creating a pretty cool and unique working space for their employees.

Source: YouTube

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they will sustain the charges for next year with this year's iPhone6 sales.. curious what English bald guy with candid voice they will choose for the infomercial.

Cool video but honestly it could have been about 2 minutes long. I feel like I sat there way too long looking at the same thing. Also... that music. :|

warwagon said,
How would you like to be in charge of wiring that building.

I'd prefer being in charge of wiring that thing over wiring that thing.

I'm glad Apple is investing all the money in this building, no matter the cost. They clearly have enough money for it. Same thing with all the green energy they're investing in and choosing to power all their datacenters with different forms of green power.

ctebah said,
I'm glad Apple is investing all the money in this building, no matter the cost. They clearly have enough money for it. Same thing with all the green energy they're investing in and choosing to power all their datacenters with different forms of green power.

did you just say 'their datacenters' ?

nyolc8 said,
So what we see there is just the basement? Because it's under the ground level.

It's the underground parking garage. The center raise portion is the footing for the actual building part itself. When completed it will just look like a big building sitting in a field.

Interesting video, hope he keeps going back and does a timelapse of it being constructed.

More importantly this video teaches me that I should not get a drone as 1) I would have gone in closer 2) my first reaction is to fly inbetween the buildings...yes I do generally consider myself a responsible person and said that's why I should not get one :p

As a community, we drone owners are battling those who do such things. It is they who give us all a bad name and push congress towards further legislation to ban drones. It is also they who complain the most about how "unfairly" we are treated.

how is it a copy


http://officesnapshots.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Screen-shot-2012-08-24-at-10.35.57-PM-700x384.png

http://a.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/inline-large/inline/2014/04/3029477-inline-i-ways-burberrys-ceo-will-impact-apples-new-spaceship-style-headquarters.jpg


http://www.technobuffalo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/apple-campus-4.jpg

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1411235/thumbs/o-APPLE-CAMPUS-900.jpg?15

Enron said,
Everyone copies.

Type comment here...

Now I'm pretty sure you're doing the "Type comment here..." thing on purpose. I tried doing it and couldn't. Is this some sort of running gag you have?

The project was started when Steve Jobs was still in alive. It's had several delays,
Apple choose with canceling a big project (with some contracts already signed) or going forward.

I do hope they over turn one of Steve Jobs design / tweak he enforced, sealed windows, because side facing windows able to open would of messed with the ascetics.