Demolition begins at Apple’s new Campus 2 facility

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Apple is kicking off demolition at the site of its new Cupertino campus. Before it can start building its dream office, the company must first tear down the existing structures on the site.

MacRumors has some excellent photos of the early stages of demolitions. These photos are taken from adjacent streets as the property itself is fenced off during construction. As shown in the photos, buildings are being pummeled and other heavy equipment is on site to clear out debris. It won’t be an easy task to transform the former office complexes into a mecca featuring a stunning glass circular building and an elaborate landscape dotted with real Apple trees and other vegetation.

Apple received final approval for its new Cupertino Campus back in November and received an encouraging “go for it” endorsement from Cupertino Mayor Orrin Mahoney. When it’s all completed, the site will have an underground parking facility for 2,400 cars, a 120,000 square foot auditorium, a 100,000 square foot fitness center and 600,000 square feet of buildings. It should be completed and ready for occupancy in 2016.

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