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MacRumors
Jun 7, 2013, 07:25 PM
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Just over a year after plans for a new glass-enclosed Apple Store (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/05/23/planning-board-rendering-unveils-new-glass-enclosed-apple-store-for-stanford/) at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, CA were unearthed, ifoAppleStore has obtained photos (http://www.ifoapplestore.com/a-peek-behind-the-stanford-2-construction-curtain/) of the construction that offer the first non-rendered look at the new design aesthetic.

The photos show off the three floor-to-ceiling glass walls around the front of the store along with the structural steel that outlines the roof, which will be a free-floating white roof once it's complete.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/06/stanford2_north_corner_2.jpg
As ifoAppleStore notes, the majority of the structural steel has been erected and the glass front has been completed, though the glass still has to be coated in a thin, light-colored material that will give it a "floating" appearance.

This design is similar to new stores being built in Portland, OR (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/03/02/apple-proposes-new-block-long-retail-store-in-portland-oregon/) and Aix en-Provence, France (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/01/16/apple-moving-forward-with-new-retail-stores-in-france-and-switzerland/). Unlike the two other stores, however, the new Stanford store features a stone wall that separates the glass storefront from the standard Apple Store counters and tables.

The store, which is expected to be finished later this year, will replace the current Apple mini-store the at Stanford Shopping Center.

Article Link: New Photos Offer First Look at New Glass-Enclosed Apple Store for Stanford (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/06/07/new-photos-offer-first-look-at-new-glass-enclosed-apple-store-for-stanford/)



blakey91
Jun 7, 2013, 07:30 PM
Looks like a greenhouse, is it supposed to?

DARCmattr
Jun 7, 2013, 07:35 PM
Looks like a greenhouse, is it supposed to?

yeah it's a green house alright...
not the type of green that goes on trees though. :cool:

iMikeT
Jun 7, 2013, 09:13 PM
So that's how it's done!

Digital Dude
Jun 7, 2013, 09:48 PM
Looks like a small coffee diner :confused:

carlgo
Jun 7, 2013, 10:43 PM
I am buying Windex stock.

ZZ Bottom
Jun 7, 2013, 10:50 PM
pfft. Wake me when they start making Apple stores using sapphire.

lotzosushi
Jun 7, 2013, 11:40 PM
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BD9kVi3CIAEyJu1.jpg:large

BigJohno
Jun 8, 2013, 12:15 AM
Man the glare on those computers is going to insane.

Jest3r
Jun 8, 2013, 12:47 AM
I didn't even know Apple was in the flower business...

macnisse
Jun 8, 2013, 02:34 AM
New era for matte displays?

elcheapo
Jun 8, 2013, 02:36 AM
I am buying Windex stock.

Best comment here.

jr1089
Jun 8, 2013, 08:08 AM
quite calm and spacious as it's looking in the image .. there is no hustle and bustle around the store .. definitely all capable to drag the people in when gets completed..

It will be hot and sweaty in mid summer ;-)

chumawumba
Jun 8, 2013, 09:08 AM
So it will use Windows?

CombatCaptured
Jun 8, 2013, 12:30 PM
Well it says there's a stone wall between the glass and the actual store area, so that should keep the direct sun out. Guess it's just a giant display wall.

madsci954
Jun 8, 2013, 12:31 PM
So I assume golems and gargoyles will not be allowed in?

mgipe
Jun 8, 2013, 05:56 PM
"Apple does Windows."

ShermMcCoy
Jun 9, 2013, 12:46 AM
looks very similar to the Houston (Highland Village) store

http://media.culturemap.com/crop/f7/bf/600x600/007_AppleStoreOpening_031612_MCW.jpg

bedifferent
Jun 9, 2013, 11:21 AM
Looks like a greenhouse, is it supposed to?

Ha, I was about to post the same comment. Maybe they're going back to the flower iMac.

CodeJingle
Jun 9, 2013, 08:47 PM
Apple needs to erect a store that is completely translucent from wall to wall and floor to ceiling. That would require the support structure for the glass to also be non-opaque ... I thought we already invented transparent aluminum, can't they use that ... or was that star trek? LOL

snebes
Jun 9, 2013, 11:21 PM
Man the glare on those computers is going to insane.

They upgraded the store to the antiglare model.

urbanlung
Jun 10, 2013, 06:24 AM
Aha, now we can see how Apple move all there money around.

iThinkIt
Jun 10, 2013, 09:06 AM
yeah it's a green house alright...
not the type of green that goes on trees though. :cool:

I wish money grew on trees... :D

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"Apple does Windows."

But what is the R value????

szw-mapple fan
Jun 10, 2013, 09:31 AM
Image (http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BD9kVi3CIAEyJu1.jpg:large)

No... no... no... Mr.Cook, you no come in...no...

lotzosushi
Jun 10, 2013, 09:46 AM
No... no... no... Mr.Cook, you no come in...no...

You no want dis iPhone? Oh... ok I take. :D

street.cory
Jun 10, 2013, 10:26 AM
Man the glare on those computers is going to insane.

I think you a word

SockRolid
Jun 10, 2013, 11:35 AM
... the glass still has to be coated in a thin, light-colored material that will give it a "floating" appearance.

And the entire store will need to match iOS 7's new "flat" look.