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  • Proposed Apple Store May Be a Monumental Pain in the Glass to Build


    Some Apple stores are fairly easy to construct. Others? Well, let's just say there's more involved.

    This week, we've heard about plans for construction on a breathtaking new Apple retail store in Southern California. The defining feature of the facility will be its comprehensive curved glass roof. Now, to be sure, when I say "comprehensive," there's no exaggeration involved. The ceiling on the new structure will be made entirely of glass.

    By now you've likely noticed that Apple has a thing for glass. From the massive, totally curved glass encasement that will define the future Apple headquarters (the spaceship facility, that is) in Cupertino, to Apple's elaborate retail glass design efforts in China, it seems the folks at Apple love glass as much as they love technology itself.

    "The proposed one-story, 34-foot high commercial building will feature an expansive floor-to-ceiling height accentuated by a transparent glass ceiling. The front facade will consist entirely of transparent glass panels that will project five feet from stone paneled side walls," the Planning Commission report reads.

    The future one-story Apple store will occupy the old three-story Borders space (8,084 square foot ) on the Third Street Promenade near Santa Monica Blvd.

    Source: LA Curbed
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Proposed Apple Store May Be a Monumental Pain in the Glass to Build started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. R.Mortera's Avatar
      R.Mortera -
      Interesting
    1. iFanaddic's Avatar
      iFanaddic -
      I don't understand how this is a new. There's one just like it in Upper West Side in New York city.

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    1. Emaculate's Avatar
      Emaculate -
      So those with glass ceilings shouldn't throw stones up in the air wtf idk
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Meh.

      It's been done before.....nothing new or monumentally difficult about it. Next.......
    1. louietsang's Avatar
      louietsang -
      def not new... def looks like the UWS building, if not very similar
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      What's the use of an apple store with skylights if their bestselling product, the iPhone, has a screen that is hard to read in daylight?
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Doesn't matter what the outside looks like if the inside is going to be the same as every other Apple store again.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      hello welcome to the green house can I get you some water so that you grow
    1. Ashengrace's Avatar
      Ashengrace -
      People in glass houses sink ships...
    1. ronanz's Avatar
      ronanz -
      No problem...you'll see 50 or so knockoffs in China within six Months
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ashengrace View Post
      People in glass houses sink ships...
      Only if they through rocks
    1. LoBeam's Avatar
      LoBeam -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ashengrace View Post
      People in glass houses sink ships...
      LMMFAO!!!
      Love Boondock Saints!!
    1. Nitsson's Avatar
      Nitsson -
      At least it will be easy to spot the pro-Android graffiti on the outside...
    1. jeffhesser's Avatar
      jeffhesser -
      i want them to build one of these in the midwest and see it try to survive a year of extreme weather.