Subscribe to Breaking News emails

You have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.

Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.

Drone Video Shows Construction Progress on Apple's New Campus 2

 / Updated 
Apple's "Campus 2" under construction in Cupertino.
Apple's "Campus 2" under construction in Cupertino.jmcminn on YouTube

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

Video shot by a drone gives a bird's-eye view of the progress of construction on Apple’s new Campus 2 in Cupertino, California. The futuristic-looking campus, which some say resembles a "spaceship," is being built on a 175-acre site about one mile east of the company’s current headquarters. YouTube user jmcminn uploaded the eight-minute video last week and said it was shot with a GoPro-equipped DJI Phantom 2 drone. The video description says the remotely controlled quadcopter remained under 400 feet, per FAA regulations, and did not enter any airport no-fly zones.

The Campus 2 construction site is fenced off, so it’s difficult for the public to get ground-level views of what’s going on. Photos of an aerial view of the site were posted in July, but this is apparently the first time such a view has been provided by video. Although the site is private property, airspace above 83 feet is not, according to a 1946 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The FAA allows for hobbyists to fly drones no higher than 400 feet. Apple has said construction is expected to be completed in 2016. Campus 2 will be home to more than 12,000 employees.

IN-DEPTH

SOCIAL

— James Eng

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
MORE FROM news