• 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
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