Apple’s Spaceship campus is still a long way from complete, but this amazing time lapse shows just how far it’s come — especially when you compare it to a similar one from 2014.
After breaking ground at the end of 2013, we’re now at the end of its third year of construction with the new facility slated to open sometime in early 2017. The project was a massive undertaking. Apple’s new campus boasts 2.8 million square feet over a 176-acre site. All told, it’s more than a mile around and set to house more than 13,000 Apple employees. It’ll also have not-so-secret-passages designed to provide easy entry to the auditorium so Apple’s elite won’t have to deal with the press on the way.
Atop the roof, you’ll notice some of the reported thousands of solar panels that will adorn the finished product. Designed to be energy independent, the roof will feature some 500,000 square feet of solar tiles. When finished, it’ll make approximately 5 megawatts of power, making it one of the world’s largest solar installations.
If that weren’t enough, the campus even plans to grow its own food. Outside, you’ll find hundreds of cherry, apricot, plum, olive, and of course, apple trees.
It’s an architectural marvel, and I really can’t wait to see the finished product. For now though, drone flyovers will have to do.