Apple this week shared photos of its under construction Campus 2 with employees, including some of the first interior shots of the building that is now nearing completion. The photos don’t appear to be meant for public consumption, but were published today by French blog macgeneration.
As part of the memo to employees, Apple reportedly said that around 5,200 people are currently working the site. The photos, which are some of the first of the building’s interior, shows the enormity of the structure from a ground-level perspective.
One shot shows work on a “Caffè Macs” location, Apple’s company cafeteria, that is housed in the main spaceship-shaped building:
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More shots of the interior, including skylights that line the roof to let in natural light:
Also included in the photos are some shots of Apple’s progress on landscaping and some of the green spaces surround the building and within the courtyard of the main circular structure:
Earlier this month the latest drone flyovers showed even more progress that Apple has made at the site in recent weeks, including finishing touches on the main structure and surrounding buildings, as well as work on solar installations, landscaping, and the site’s main atrium all nearing completion. Apple also began hiring for permanent positions at the location last month, some of which will be necessary to facilitate moving in next year.
The company is currently planning to move in sometime in early 2017, that was according to our latest intel on an internal meeting earlier this year where CEO Tim Cook confirmed the planned move-in date. The 176-acre campus will house more than 13,000 Apple employees over approximately 2.8 million sq ft of office space when complete, although the company will keep its existing 1 Infinite Loop campus located just a 5 minute drive North of the new campus. The site also includes a new underground 1,000-seat “Apple Theater” auditorium where many expect the company will host future product unveilings.
You can stay up to date with the latest Campus 2 news and drone flyovers in our ongoing construction progress timeline.