Apple’s UFO-like Campus 2 video released
Apple has released another video of it’s ultra-futuristic 2.8-million-square-foot (260,129 square meter) campus that is set to be finished in 2016. The new facility will house 13,000 engineers, and is said to be built from plans that Steve Jobs and Norman Foster, a California architect, designed together.
This video focuses on the spaceship’s environmentally friendly aspects. There will be 1,000 shared bicycles at the new headquarters. The video dedicated a full 40 seconds to explaining how indigenous trees and shrubs will be planted around the campus, even calling on Apple’s Senior Arborist, David Muffly, for his expert opinion. The building itself will be fitted with solar panels, and will use 30% less energy than the typical office of similar proportions.
Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong put it best in a 2011 press conference.
“The mothership has landed here in Cupertino.”
UPDATE: The video has been removed from YouTube, but you can watch it here on Apple’s website.