Apple Campus 2: Updated plans, imagery, launch date: photos

Apple Campus 2: Updated plans, imagery, launch date: photos

Summary: Apple has updated the plans for its new Apple Campus 2 'Spaceship' design, along with an estimated completion date of mid-2016.


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  • Apple's revised campus plans pushes the main campus building -- shaped like a donut -- away from the main roads and public highways in order to reduce noise, but also to increase privacy. This means photographers will find it more difficult to long-lens employees, for instance.

  • Apple shows a side-by-side comparison of the greenery on the existing site -- covered by roads, paths, and buildings -- compared to what it has planned for its Apple Campus 2. You can clearly see how much green space there would be on the proposed site if Apple has the plans for its new campus pushed through by the city council. 

  • While much of the land, which was previously owned by HP before it was sold to Apple for around $300 million, will be dug up and many of the trees downed. However, the technology giant plans to replace most of the trees and increase the number of trees on the property. 

    The giant space near the bottom of the campus will house the new parking structure, which will house 14,200 employees' cars and vehicles, instead of the 10,000 proposed in earlier plans.

Topic: Apple

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  • 650,000 square feet

    of solar panels will produce about 18 MW of power under ideal conditions. I wonder if it will be enough to take them off the grid. With 13,000 people there, just turning on everyone's computers is going to suck down about ten percent of that.
  • when...

    This fails, I'd like to see this stuff being put into real companies, not toy companies.
    • If solar power fails why would you want to see it proliferate?

      And why would it fail? Not that it would, but that comment doesn't make sense.
      • I think he was referring to Apple failing

        because in his world view, some jobs (like, I would guess building cars) are morally superior to other jobs (like designing CPUs or building yachts, I would guess), and therefore the morally inferior jobs should be eliminated and those people be shepherded into morally superior work.
  • Looks Great in Sunshine

    Can't help thinking that when it rains, they'll need 14,200 umbrellas.