Of all of the stuff you’d count on Apple to be constructing at its new excessive-tech and futuristic campus, a wood barn most likely isn’t considered one of them. However, lo and behold, such a barn is a part of the continued development at Apple Park.
The constructing in query is definitely the Glendenning Barn, a Cupertino historic landmark, which has been on the property lengthy earlier than Apple purchased the land. After taking up the location, Apple pledged to fastidiously disassemble the barn and relocate it to a different location on the campus, promising to faithfully recreate it as shut as to the unique as potential, based on a 2014 story by the San Jose Mercury News. As seen in a latest 4K video uploaded by YouTuber and drone videographer Matthew Roberts, Apple has certainly utterly reassembled the barn as of July. You possibly can see the finished barn within the video beneath at across the 2:45-minute mark.
Initially in-built 1916 — when a lot of the surrounding space was farmland — the historic barn has survived fairly a few possession modifications. Most lately, it was utilized by the earlier homeowners of the location, Hewlett-Packard, as a place for workers to get collectively and have picnics and beer bashes, based on Business Insider. When a former Cupertino mayor requested CEO Tim Prepare dinner in regards to the constructing, Prepare dinner assured him that they'd fastidiously take it aside, relocate it, and reconstruct it. Apple will reportedly hold sports activities and landscaping gear within the barn, although its worth is clearly extra of a piece of historical past than a cupboard space. And it definitely reveals the superb transformation of Silicon Valley from easy farmland to the middle of the worldwide tech trade.
The barn stands in stark distinction to among the extra excessive-tech constructions at Apple Park, together with the massive “spaceship” headquarters. Though staff appear to be wrapping up the barn’s reconstruction, different work continues to be ongoing at the brand new Apple campus. Roberts’ video reveals development underway on the round “spaceship” constructing, the Steve Jobs Theater, the customer heart, and the general landscaping — together with a almost full man-made pond. Some Apple workers started transferring to the brand new facility in April, a course of slated to take six months whilst development continues.
It’s value noting that this can be one of many final drone flyover movies of Apple Park. Whereas Roberts and different drone pilots have persistently documented construction progress at the brand new campus, Apple has lately employed safety forces to crack down on drone flyovers at the location, based on a number of sources, together with AppleInsider and YouTube channel DroneOneMedia. Whereas Apple Park isn’t at the moment registered with the Federal Aviation Administration as a no-fly zone, that definitely might change sooner or later — and, judging by the safety crackdown, it’s prone to.