The best view yet of Apple's new 'Spaceship' campus that's beginning to take shape

Construction is well underway for Apple’s new circular “Spaceship” campus, and a recent drone flyover courtesy of Apple Insider gives us an excellent look at the project’s progress.

The futuristic Apple Campus 2 is designed by Norman Foster’s firm, Foster + Partners, and will eventually feature curved glass panels, an underground parking lot, a private auditorium for keynotes and product launches, and a 360-degree view of nature.

Here’s what it will look like when it’s complete.

Apple has been sharing photos of the construction from time to time, but Apple Insider has gone one step further and stealthily flown a drone over the construction site to capture a video of the campus from multiple angles.

The video shows that Apple has made some progress on the circular main “Spaceship” ring of the headquarters, with the new addition of concrete floor panels.

Significant progress has also been made on Apple’s $US161 million auditorium, an underground theatre in which Apple will eventually unveil new products and hold press events. You can also see the circular lobby of the auditorium taking shape.

The campus will also feature two above-ground parking structures, and the first parking structure is nearing completion and will soon see solar panels installed on the roof.

While there’s still a ways to go before Apple’s new campus starts to look like the concept rendering seen before, a fair amount of progress has been made since construction began, which you can see below.

Apple Spaceship Campus 2 aerial viewCity of CupertinoJuly 21, 2014
Apple spaceship campusCity of CupertinoAugust 7, 2014
Apple Campus 2 DroneCity of CupertinoOctober 6, 2014
Apple campus 2 spaceship drone footageYouTube/ScreenshotNovember 10, 2014
Apple Campus Building Site Update PhotoAppleJanuary 20, 2015
Apple CampusYoutube/MyithZFebruary 2nd, 2015

Work on Apple’s new headquarters is slated to conclude in 2016, and you can see a full timeline of its construction over at the official Cupertino website.

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