January 31, 2014

Redesigned Apple Store Renderings Redux

Another set of renderings of the redesigned Post Street façade for Apple's proposed flagship store on Union Square which now features two full-height sliding glass doors, each measuring 23 feet wide and 44.5 feet tall, allowing the store to be opened to the street:

Note the regular sized all-glass doors in the non-sliding bays (click to enlarge) which would act as the primary access points for the store when the full-height doors are closed. There are two sets of doors from the redesigned plaza behind the store as well.

First Published: January 31, 2014 11:00 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Looks magnitudes better than the current architectural excrement.

Posted by: Serge at January 31, 2014 12:11 PM

Is there a rendering that includes the pigeon gun emplacements?

Posted by: Don at January 31, 2014 12:38 PM

I wonder if they'll rethink this in light of the bill for replacing a pane of glass in their NYC shrine, reported at $450,000 (which I have trouble believing, but I'm sure it's a lot of money, regardless).

Posted by: BobN at January 31, 2014 1:36 PM

Speaking of shrines, this is way too shrine-like for a commercial establishment that sells electronic gadgets, one of the most tumultuous and quickly changing markets extant. Ditto for their proposed donut-quarters. Save the shrines for major, predictable needs like crossing bodies of water.

They should also sell phones at a little kiosk nearby for those that are nauseated by shrines to consumption.

Posted by: djt at January 31, 2014 1:39 PM

djt - I'm nauseated by the levis store currently there and the current "park" configuration - their obliteration is too much good news.

is the hot dog stand being displaced a shrine to consumption too?

Posted by: good christian at January 31, 2014 2:17 PM

I assume that the doors will be partially closed when it rains, but still......

Posted by: jlasf at January 31, 2014 2:40 PM

Will the employees be getting sunscreen? or future skin cancer treatments?

Posted by: RedBull at January 31, 2014 2:51 PM

Doors closed: microwave oven

Solution: open doors

Open doors: wine cooler (on a good day)

Posted by: BobN at January 31, 2014 2:57 PM

Obligatory "not tall enough" comment. Seriously, though, they could add housing above it.

Posted by: David at January 31, 2014 5:25 PM

Let's see them try to claim THIS doesn't integrate with the street. Cynical but appropriate.

Posted by: ciparis at January 31, 2014 9:30 PM

Big glass cube. Slick, but not very creative. I can't believe they want to erect a 50' high blank wall along Stockton Street, though. Are they too suburb-oriented to know about basic urban sidewalk standards? (You'd think so after seeing this thing and their proposed giant doughnut on the peninsula) How brain-dead is Apple?

Posted by: keenplanner at February 3, 2014 2:41 PM

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