Thanks to drones, we now have footage of a nearly completed Apple Park — Apple’s brand new 175-acre campus in Silicon Valley, envisioned by the company’s late co-founder, Steve Jobs. Back in February it was announced that the campus would be opening to employees some time in April, but as we wait for the big day to arrive, this stunning footage offers an updated look at the massive, spaceship-like structure and construction process.
Check out the birds-eye view and see if you can spot the The Steve Jobs Theater — a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder with a metallic carbon-fiber roof.
Apple Park will also include a visitors center with an Apple Store and cafe open to the public, a 100,000-square-foot fitness center for Apple employees, secure research and development facilities and the Steve Jobs Theater. The parklands offer two miles of walking and running paths for employees, plus an orchard, meadow and pond within the ring’s interior grounds.
Designed in collaboration with Foster + Partners, Apple Park replaces 5 million square feet of asphalt and concrete with grassy fields and over 9,000 native and drought-resistant trees, and is powered by 100 percent renewable energy. With 17 megawatts of rooftop solar, Apple Park will run one of the largest on-site solar energy installations in the world. It is also the site of the world’s largest naturally ventilated building, projected to require no heating or air conditioning for nine months of the year.