Apple forced to make changes to the design of its new San Francisco store
posted by Alan F. / Jun 29, 2013, 7:44 AM
It seems that one thing that city officials are nervous about is a huge glass wall that will be located along the front of the store. They want Apple to break up the glass area by adding textures or colors to it. As for the fountain, the officials would rather that Apple work it into the design of the store rather than pull it out like a weed. Additionally, the Preliminary Project Assessment (which you can read by clicking on the sourcelink), notes that the store is within 300 feet of an "Urban Bird Refuge" which means that certain regulations must be adhered to including the use of minimal lighting and the banning of event searchlights.
Surely this isn't the kind of bureaucratic nonsense that Apple CEO Tim Cook needs to occupy his time, as the executive has some other worries on his mind. Then again, now that it appears that Apple has finally divorced Samsung, the executive might have some time to deal with the fountain issue. San Francisco mayor Ed Lee had high praise for the plans when he first saw them, but says he was unaware that the fountain, made by San Francisco artist Ruth Asawa, would have to be removed. Mayor Lee hints that a decision will soon be made as to the fate of the fountain. Stay tuned.
source: SFPreliminaryProjectAssessmenmt, MacRumors via SlashGear
Good. They should of use concrete instead of glass like their phones. Anyone can easily rob a Apple store.
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 8:12 AM 2
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You actually think Apple stores get robbed so easily? They have security up the --- protecting the store lol.
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 8:42 AM 11
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Two things though: 1- Criminals are opportunists; there are plenty of people willing enough to show off their iPhone ripe for the picking versus a harder secured target. and 2- Purely speculation here, but based on the company's normal practices and tactics they'd do their best to keep reports of any store thefts suppressed as much as possible to prevent any negative public perception or safety concerns so they don't lose sales.
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 10:12 AM 0
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Apple stored don't really get robbed, more like broken I to after hours dude. Burglary, and robbery are two different crimes. As Smurf said, there's too much security to try to rob one. That's why people wait, and burglarize them. Gadget continues to insert foot ----->:D
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 11:04 AM 1
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Next to Tiffany will be a much better and more visible location. It never made sense for that store to be half a block off the square. As for the fountain, knowing Apple, they will pay to have it relocated, undamaged, enough so that they can build and everyone is happy.
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 8:26 AM 1
It's supposed to stand out. Apple Store is far more grand than any other lame store.
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 10:33 AM 0
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Stand out or look stupid. if a Quake happens in frisco the apple store will come down. Which would probably be no big loss.
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 10:50 AM 5
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Not true. Visit downtown Chicago and you'll see some of the best looking stores everywhere, from the 2 floor Puma Store to the huge Nike store.
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 10:53 AM 1
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i walked into a apple store in sydney and a sales rep walked up and said can i help you i said i wanna buy the best phone in the world then she said we have 3 storage memory of iphone 5 16gb 32gb 64gb i was like wwwhhhaaattt sorry i said im after the samsung galaxy s4 & note 2 and i can add sd card so i have storage over 64gb not that p.o.s she asked me to leave lol
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 1:26 PM 6
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You sound like the douches that go to Walmart stores then tell employees who simply work the store stocking and helping guests, "Oh, Target is better because of blah blah blah." I always feel bad for them because I know in their mind they're thinking, "Idgaf, I just work here". I bet you went home and high-fived your buddies acting like you were such a badass that day.
posted on Jun 29, 2013, 8:27 PM 1
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