Apple Park Overview Updated February 23, 2017

Apple Park

Apple's new campus, Apple Park, will become the company's new headquarters starting April 2017

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September 2012 - February 2017

  • 2.8 million sq ft of office space
  • 17 megawatts of rooftop solar
  • 175-acre campus
  • Separate on-site R&D facilities
  • 100,000 sq ft. fitness centre
  • Underground 1000-seat “Apple Theater” auditorium
  • Will run on 100% renewable energy
  • Apple hired architects Foster+Partners for the project
  • Expected move in date: April 2017

First announced by Steve Jobs in 2006, Apple kicked off construction on its new 175-acre “Campus 2” in late 2013 and expects to start moving in more than 12,000 of its employees when the project is complete in April 2017. The move in process will happen over six months as construction continues through the summer. The campus located approximately one mile east of its current headquarters in Cupertino, California is also often referred to as the Apple “Spaceship” due to the appearance of the site’s main circular building.

According to Tim Cook, the new theater will be named after the late Steve Jobs.

To honor his memory and his enduring influence on Apple and the world, the theater at Apple Park will be named the Steve Jobs Theater. Opening later this year, the entrance to the 1,000-seat auditorium is a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder, 165 feet in diameter, supporting a metallic carbon-fiber roof. The Steve Jobs Theater is situated atop a hill — one of the highest points within Apple Park — overlooking meadows and the main building.

The new Apple Park will also house a visitors center with an Apple Store and cafe open to the public.

Check out our ongoing Apple Park Construction Progress Timeline for the latest aerial photos, drone flyovers, and news.

Apple Park Stories February 23

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While we’ve all been able to follow the construction progress of Apple Park thanks to drone footage, the company kept us waiting a long time before finally revealing two things: what the campus would be called, and when employees would move in.

The name attracted quite a bit of attention, with some feeling that it was perhaps a little tame to describe such a dramatic building – but I think Eli Schiff hit the nail on the head.

Xerox Parc was where the Macintosh story really began, and I think Apple did indeed intend to reference that when it chose the name for its new campus …

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Apple Park Stories February 22

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Apple has today announced the official name of its spaceship campus: Apple Park. The new headquarters complex had previously been referred to as Apple Campus 2. The 1,000-seat auditorium will be named the Steve Jobs Theater.

The company also revealed the timeline for employees to move into the campus, as well as sharing a few high-resolution images (below) …

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Apple Park Stories February 7

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We have been watching the exterior of the Apple spaceship campus develop over the last few years via drone videos but details about the interior design are much more scarce. In a lengthy article, Reuters reports that Apple Campus 2 is almost finished with a move-in date set for the spring.

The article gives some new insight into the meticulous design of the building, such as Apple’s insistence that no vents or pipes can be reflected in the glass. It also sounds like much of the fixtures and fittings mirror iPhone hardware design: “one former manager even likened the toilet’s sleek design to the device” …

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Apple Park Stories January 30

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We noted earlier this month that Apple’s Campus 2 was starting to look less like a construction site, and the latest 4K drone footage from Matthew Roberts shows trees being planted and the finishing touches being added in some places as much of the heavier work has been completed.

Work continues on the canopies designed to shield the windows from the sun, with cosmetic work being done to those already in place as others are still being added. Some of the last remaining cranes on site are also still at work on the rooftop solar installation, which is now around 70% complete …

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Apple Park Stories January 11

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The latest drone flyover of Apple’s under construction Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino arrives today showing recent progress at the site expected to officially open its doors early this year. The footage comes courtesy of drone pilot and YouTuber Matthew Roberts.

In the video, we can see that Apple has done a lot of cleaning up in recent weeks as it continues with landscaping and earthwork on the surrounding site. Apple expects to wrap up the landscaping work sometime in Q2 this year, according to its latest general project schedule, but it could begin moving in as early as later this month.  expand full story

Apple Park Stories December 26, 2016

AAPL: 116.52

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Apple’s massive Campus 2 project has been years in the making and construction is on track to finally wrap up over the next few weeks. And thanks to the magic of drone technology and a few generous pilots, we’ve had a birds-eye view of the major progress on site this year. Now two new 4K drone videos offer a beautiful holiday snapshot at just how far along the progress has come…

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