In our latest installment of Apple Campus 2 flyovers, we see that Apple is nearing completion for its 2017 opening. The main structures are almost complete from the outside and trees and fountains and other landscaping are going in. Drone video and high definition stills are below…
Note that solar panels line the roofs of almost all of the buildings and parking structures save for the carbon fiber events auditorium and the HVAC-lined R&D building. Apple hopes to make its Campus 2 building self-sustaining, at least during sunny days. It will have other energy producing apparatus on campus including Bloom Energy units. The plan is to use the grid as a backup and to sell excess electricity to the grid through its Apple Energy subsidiary.
We learned a month ago that Apple had pushed back its completion date to the second quarter of 2017 due mostly to landscaping work. That doesn’t mean full time employees won’t start moving in soon.
Apple’s previous construction schedule listed an expected end date for building construction and street utility work as the end of Q3 of this year. The updated schedule extends that three months until the start of 2017. It also notes the beginning and expected end date for landscaping and sitework, which Apple officially began in recent weeks and plans to complete by the second quarter of 2017, after its last known estimated move-in date.
Last we’d heard, Tim Cook told a Town Hall that initial groups would start moving into Campus 2 around January 2017. If the schedule holds, we’re under two months away from the initial move in.
Apple has begun hiring Campus 2 specific jobs in recent weeks and the work on the buildings has largely become aesthetic.
Check below for the flyover video dated ‘December 2016’
Thanks David S!