In a post published to warn local residents about traffic restrictions and road works, the official City of Cupertino website has published an aerial photo provided by Apple. Local residents are warned that traffic delays should be expected around the Apple Campus 2, or “Spaceship” campus.
This new picture reveals where the already iconic building will sit, and despite being not-even-close to half built, it’s an impressive sight.
From the looks of things, it seems as though engineers and builders are still hard at work building the underground levels and preparing the open area in the center, which will eventually be a beautiful outdoor garden with fruit trees galore.
As the schedule at the bottom of the council’s post reveals, right now, the work on new road layouts and sidewalks is close to completion.
Motorists can expect traffic delays in the vicinity of the Apple Campus 2 site. Construction work hours are from 7 am to 7 pm weekdays and from 9 am to 6 pm weekends, with additional traffic restrictions (additional lane closures, etc.) occurring between the hours of 9 am and 4:30 pm weekdays.
Here are some of the specific construction impacts:
- Lane reductions on Wolfe Road between Pruneridge Avenue and Homestead Road.
- Left turns from northbound Wolfe road to westbound Homestead Road are reduced to a single lane.
- Sidewalk is closed along the east side of Wolfe Road between Vallco Mall and Homestead Road.
- Pruneridge Avenue is closed permanently between the Hamptons driveway and Tantau Ave.
Apple’s money-is-no-object campus should be finished by the end of 2016. At which point, it will surely be one of the most impressive headquarters for any company on the planet. It also represents one of the last projects which the late, great Steve Jobs was personally involved in. While still in charge, and in his final months, Jobs unveiled his plans for the Campus to the City of Cupertino. A building which has huge panes of curved glass surrounding the entire building and a host of neat eco-friendly methods of using and creating energy.
I – for one – can’t wait for this thing to be finished. It’ll become a must-visit site for any tech fans.