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Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus coming along nicely, latest drone video shows

With another drone video surfacing showing progress on the construction of Apple’s striking ‘spaceship’ campus in Cupertino, it’s not hard to imagine that as the months go by the skies above it will gradually become a deafening mass of camera-equipped copters flown by crowds of Apple fans vying to get the best shots of the tech titan’s upcoming workplace.

The latest video to hit the Web comes from YouTube user ‘myithz,’ who describes the building as looking “like a donut.” While this is certainly not an inaccurate description, it’s a safe bet Apple CEO Tim Cook would prefer the more glamorous sounding ‘spaceship’ moniker.

The videographer doesn’t say what kit was used to capture the footage, though a GoPro Hero3+ Black edition mounted on a DJI Phantom 2 copter would certainly have made easy work of it.

The site for Apple’s new campus covers about 176 acres and is set to include office space across four floors, a research and development facility, fitness centers, dining facilities, an underground 1,000-seat auditorium, and grounds with jogging paths and around 7,000 trees.

The futuristic-looking structure, which will also feature a solar-paneled roof, will be the main workspace for around 14,000 Apple employees.

The bold project was the long-time ambition of company co-founder Steve Jobs, who championed the plan up until his death in 2011. Prominent UK architect Norman Foster came up with the final design, with the building set to open for workers in 2016.

[Via 9to5Mac]