The future headquarters of Apple, Apple Park, is living up to its name. Newly released drone footage from videographer Duncan Sinfield shows the area being treated to some serious landscaping. A large grove of trees has now been added to the inner circle of the park amongst other terrain shaping and planting.
When completed the new HQ will have more than 9000 trees. Steve Jobs had a vision for the site to be partly returned to a former state when Silicon Valley reportedly had more fruit trees than engineers. Jobs apparently hand picked the arborist who is leading the team of landscapers to implement the ambitious plan.
Apple is working around the clock to complete the East side of campus which will host the Visitor’s Centre. More than 2000 of the expected 12,000 employees are already working on the site in the sections that are already completed. The site is dominated by the circular four-storey building that has been dubbed the spaceship. The 175-acre site will have the feel of a nature reserve and include a cafe and Apple Store.
The implementation of Apple Park was very important for the late Steve Jobs who was quoted as describing the building by stating, “It’s got a gorgeous courtyard in the middle, and a lot more. It’s a circle, so it’s curved all the way round. This is not the cheapest way to build something. Every pane of glass in the main building will be curved. We have a shot, at building the best office building in the world. I really do think that architecture students will come here to see it.”
The video is a fantastic example of high-quality drone camerawork and is a must see for drone and Apple enthusiasts alike.
Via Duncan Sinfield