The much-awaited announcement is finally here. Just two months’ wait and Apple’s new campus in Cupertino, California, Apple Park will officially be ready for business in April. However, the process of moving more than 12,000 people will take over six months, though construction of the buildings and parklands is scheduled to continue.
The office campus was under construction for last five years. And guess who was watching it from space during its construction phase? You guessed it right. DigitalGlobe. The Westminster, Colorado-based imagery company has been watching Apple Park since before construction began, and has made these six pictures available to show us everything that’s happened at Apple’s amazing new headquarters building since 2012. We have composed these pictures into a GIF for you.
Animation – Apple campus construction progress from space
via Geospatial World GIPHY – Image Credits: DigitalGlobe
Some more on Apple Park
As the home of innovation for generations to come Apple park is designed to inspire the team as well as benefit the environment. The company has achieved one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world that will run entirely on renewable energy. About 2.8 million square feet of office space, housing 12,000 employees is going one of the largest office buildings in the world. Apple Park was pitched by Steve Jobs before his death. It was subsequently approved by the city of Cupertino.
Overall, Apple Park spans 175 acres and includes everything from two miles of walking and running paths to an orchard, meadow, and pond. When complete, Apple Park will have more than 9,000 trees.
Apple Park Drone Footage
Apple Park’s most notable feature is its ring-shaped (as you can see in images) 2.8-million-square-foot main building that has heretofore been known as the “Spaceship.” The building features the world’s largest panels of curved glass and features an area in the center with landscaping and places for employees to congregate. It is entirely powered by renewable energy supplied by solar panels and other technologies—as is the entire campus.
Also, watch this spectacular drone footage of Apple Park by drone pilot Matthew Roberts