Aerial photo shows Apple Campus 2 starting to take shape


In a tweet, KCBS reporter Ron Cervi shows the groundwork of Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ campus taking shape. Cervi often tweets from his reporting helicopter and caught this shot a few hours ago.

Last time we checked in with the site, it was in the midst of demolition. In this latest photo, the circular foundations of Apple Campus 2 (Apple’s official name for the project) are much more defined. Apple is expected to start new building work at some point this year. The campus is currently planned to open in 2016.

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  1. Can not WAIT to visit.

    Will def. be before 9-5 learns how to use cookies so we don’t have to keep logging in.

    • herb02135go - 9 years ago

      I don’t see the huge piles of dirt that I saw there Sunday, nor the dust blowing around.
      No shots of the traffic that will be miserable once this project is completed.

      • Mr. Grey (@mister_grey) - 9 years ago

        What a ridiculous comment. All the traffic in the area will be greatly improved once the project is completed. I bet you are just one of the few that use the road across the middle of the site and are pissed you will lose it.

      • herb02135go - 9 years ago

        Mr Grey you are full of crap. Traffic doesnt get better by putting more cars in a smaller area. If the workforce is around the clock, maybe, but that’s not happening.

        Mr Grey, I doubt you know the area like I do I grew up near it and am visiting family a kike away as I type The city rolled over on this, swayed by the cult of crApple.

        You are probably on the payroll anyway.

      • kc! Bradshaw - 9 years ago

        I think he actually flies in a plane, not a helicopter (based on some of the “wing” shots he has taken): See here:

  2. Looking pretty good!

  3. rettun1 - 9 years ago

    He often tweets from his helicopter? Is that really safe?

    • Stetson - 9 years ago

      I’m guessing that someone else is actually flying the helicopter. It says he’s a reporter, not a pilot.

    • standardpull - 9 years ago

      Nothing about helicopters are very safe. They’re generally considered the most dangerous form of travel, even more dangerous than motorcycles. It is really easy to get killed as your more apt to hit ground structures and more apt to die in the case of mechanical failure.

  4. Mario Sabater - 9 years ago

    is not apples campus 2 is the newest Ken Block Gymkana

  5. Alex (@Metascover) - 9 years ago

    Amazing that we can already see the shape of the spaceship where they are going to build the foundations.

  6. Steffen Jobbs - 9 years ago

    2016 is a long way off and it may take even longer knowing how slow construction crews work.

  7. Tallest Skil - 9 years ago

    Crying shame that Apple couldn’t buy those apartments they wanted. Imagine how much larger Infinite Loop 2 would have been if they’d had the entire plot.

    • aeronperyton - 9 years ago

      Whomever it was that absolutely would not budge on selling that place is looking really smart right now. I imagine the cost of those units are going into orbit.

      • standardpull - 9 years ago

        Or kicking themselves because they hoped Apple would give them whatever they wanted. Not too many employees are going to want to live in crusty high priced apartments across the street when there I’d much better housing around.


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