HP Eyesore Nearly Gone, Apple Campus 2 Ready to Rise
Steve Jobs last public appearance was before the Cupertino City Council to promote his vision of the Apple Campus 2. He succeeded in winning city politicians’ support for the massive multi-billion-dollar project.
However, physical evidence that the project is actually moving ahead has only just begun to appear — Apple contractors have made good progress in removing the eyesore that was HP’s Cupertino campus.
Apple has begun the construction phase of the Campus 2 project which is commonly referred to as Apple’s new “spaceship” campus. Yesterday, we took several aerial pictures of the construction. As you can see, demolition has begun — AppleToolbox.
Apple Campus 2: Substance and Style
This aerial comparison of the previous HP campus, which was mostly blacktopped parking lots with a sprinkling of non-native trees, and Steve Jobs’ Apple Campus 2 reveal the fundamental differences between the two companies. Apple is, as always, all about efficiency and environmental impact, a highly evolved functional aesthetic.
That said, Apple’s current main campus, which was built in the ’80s, looks very much like the HP campus being raised to make way for Steve Jobs’ Apple Campus 2. One wonders then what will become of the iconic, and dated, 1 Infinite Loop site.
There is, quite naturally, little question about which company and its vision represents not only the future of technology but also architecture.
The City of Cupertino has posted a wealth of Apple Campus 2 information on their website, including floor plans, architectural renders and photographs, as well as expert testimony..