Monday, March 24, 2014, 09:06 pm PT (12:06 am ET)
New video footage shows initial demolition at Apple's Campus 2 siteHigh quality video footage of the demolition currently underway at Apple's Campus 2 build site in Cupertino, Calif., was posted to the Web on Monday, with the short clip showing what appears to be the complete teardown process of an entire building.
Source: YouTube user "Apple Internal"
The video, uploaded to YouTube by an unknown user posting under the name "Apple Internal," clearly shows the demolition of a building located along Ridgeview Ct., one of the main arteries running through the site.
Judging by the footage, the video was likely shot sometime last year when initial demolition of the old Hewlett-Packard campus began. Apple received final approval to go ahead with plans to demolish existing structures in November of 2013.
More recent aerial photos of the area published earlier in March show a barren construction site with almost every building razed to the ground. Also gone are the concrete roadways, trees and other installations, leaving a large dirt expanse in the far northeast corner of Cupertino.
Campus 2 was first unveiled by late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs in 2011, who is said to have played a major role in the planning and design of the new company headquarters.
The crown jewel of the build, a gigantic ring-shaped "spaceship" structure, will house some 12,000 employees, while ancillary facilities are to provide meeting and presentation space. Surrounding the main building will be roving footpaths, bike paths and indigenous foliage.
Construction of Apple's Campus 2 is expected to be completed by 2016.
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