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More photos show rebar, substructure work on Apple Campus 2

updated 06:51 pm EDT, Tue August 5, 2014

Prep work for tunnels, concrete foundation proceeding apace

New photos from KCBS traffic reporter Ron Cervi has revealed further progress on Apple's new Campus 2 structure from the last surveillance, done about three weeks ago. In the new pictures, troughs being dug that are intended for both lower levels of the facility as well as transportation tunnels are seen more clearly, with rebar work being done for the retaining walls and other substructure that will be needed for the below-ground levels of the facility.

As noted by AppleInsider, the retaining walls on the site's perimeter will likely be paired with a drainage system to prevent any flooding of the below-ground levels. Troughs are also being dug in what is likely to be the center courtyard area, though the purpose of those is not clear. Plans for the super-sized building call for a below-ground transit station that would be used for busses, along with possible underground parking for some vehicles.

The work being done now is in preparation for a massive concrete pour that will form the foundation of the main building, and initial work on the "tunnels" being created by the troughs. AppleInsider noted that the photos reveal pipes, concrete stanchions and other materials likely to be used for the building's substructure. The primary building is expected to be finished sometime in 2016, though it is not clear how many if any of the numerous supporting buildings, such as above-ground parking garages, will be complete by then.

by MacNN Staff




  1. jpellino

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 10-29-99

    The troughs in the center are no doubt access to the secret underground lair. C'mon, you have this many nerds with much money how do you NOT spring for a secret underground lair?

  1. Charles Martin

    MacNN Editor

    Joined: 08-04-01

    Fair point.

  1. iphonerulez

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: 11-28-08

    Oooh, rebar! I can't wait to see the pipes for the waste disposal system. Why doesn't someone set up a webcam so we can watch construction on a daily basis. That should be sooooo interesting... NOT!

  1. coffeetime

    Senior User

    Joined: 11-15-06

    You are mistaken. This is not the Apple Campus 2. This is the new Tony Stark home where he will build the new Iron Man.

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