Construction of Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Campus 2 on Track

Apple Campus 2

A new video showing the progress of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Campus 2 is doing the rounds now. The video captured by a drone shows that construction of Apple’s spaceship building is progressing in full swing. With over two thirds of its foundation work already completed and the rest is progressing at a good pace. The design of the building was presented to the Cupertino City Council in 2011 by the company’s iconic ex-chief Steve Jobs.

The built up area will be limited to one fifth of the total area and the remaining 80% of the land will be landscaped giving Apple Campus 2 a nice green cover. It is also expected to generate its own power through environment friendly means.

Spaceship design not everyone’s favorite

The facility, dubbed to be the ‘greenest building on the planet’ by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Chief Tim Cook, is spread across 176 acres and will house more than ten thousand employees once it’s up and running. Not everyone was happy with the circular pattern of the building with the American Institute of Architects pouting over the spaceship design.

Design critiques notwithstanding, the circular shape of the building require that every single panel of the building be curved, which is no low-priced affair.

Sentimental reasons behind Apple Inc Campus 2’s selected location

The mega project, which was started earlier this year, is expected to be open for business sometime in 2016. The construction is estimated to set the iPhone manufacturer by a whopping $5 billion. It is located a mile east of the current Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) campus.

Apple’s long time association with Cupertino prompted the company to choose the location over other cheaper options. The building will have a central courtyard and house an auditorium with a capacity for 1000 people on its upper level.