Cool 4K drone video of the Apple “Spaceship” going up shot with GoPro Hero 4 Action camera
Stephan Jukic – July 1st, 2015
Apple’s absolutely enormous and possibly revolutionary (in its design) future headquarters is still under construction but it’s already attracting lots of attention from architecture fans and curious onlookers of all kinds.
And with good reason, the vast new complex in Cupertino, California is nothing less than striking if not astonishing in its total design, looking more than anything like an immense spaceship that has come down from Planet Mac.
Now, a new 4K ultra HD drone video of the massive complex reveals just how far along construction is coming and as you watch, the overall structure becomes very much apparent despite not being completely finished.
Several major sections of the overall ring-shaped spaceship structure are taking clear form and these, once complete, will be covered top to bottom with vast glass windows all the way around. At the center of this colossal ring that the glass outer building will consist of, Apple staff and visitors will get the benefit of a large forested garden.
Fromm the drone footage, we can also see the giant new parking building that’s going up next to the main ring structure and surrounding this, the construction of other structural elements is clearly evident.
What isn’t clearly visible but can be inferred from the excavation below the spaceship is the massive underground auditorium that Apple is also building beneath its headquarters. This space will hold over 1000 attendees and also feature a massive and flashy glass entrance. Future publicity events and media announcements will be held in the auditorium.
The full construction project is expected to be ready for occupation by the end of 2016 and the entire Apple campus, partly designed by Steve Jobs himself, will cost roughly $5 billion dollars upon completion. That’s a very expensive headquarters but when you consider Apple’s immense hoard of saved cash, currently at $120+ billion dollars, it becomes doubtful that Apple is going to run out of construction money any time soon.
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