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08-17-2011, 02:16 PM #1
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
08-17-2011, 02:42 PM #2
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08-17-2011, 03:04 PM #4
So those with glass ceilings shouldn't throw stones up in the air wtf idk
08-17-2011, 03:12 PM #5
It's been done before.....nothing new or monumentally difficult about it. Next.......
08-17-2011, 03:20 PM #6
def not new... def looks like the UWS building, if not very similar
08-17-2011, 03:49 PM #7
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?
08-17-2011, 04:09 PM #8
Doesn't matter what the outside looks like if the inside is going to be the same as every other Apple store again.
08-17-2011, 06:28 PM #9
hello welcome to the green house can I get you some water so that you grow
08-17-2011, 06:31 PM #10
People in glass houses sink ships...
08-17-2011, 07:37 PM #11
No problem...you'll see 50 or so knockoffs in China within six Months
08-17-2011, 09:19 PM #12
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08-18-2011, 02:29 AM #14
At least it will be easy to spot the pro-Android graffiti on the outside...
08-18-2011, 07:24 AM #15
i want them to build one of these in the midwest and see it try to survive a year of extreme weather.