New Photos Offer First Look at New Glass-Enclosed Apple Store for Stanford

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    Just over a year after plans for a new glass-enclosed Apple Store at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, CA were unearthed, ifoAppleStore has obtained photos 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.

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    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 and Aix en-Provence, France. 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.

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    Looks like a greenhouse, is it supposed to?
     
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    yeah it's a green house alright...
    not the type of green that goes on trees though. :cool:
     
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    So that's how it's done!
     
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    Looks like a small coffee diner :confused:
     
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    pfft. Wake me when they start making Apple stores using sapphire.
     
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    Man the glare on those computers is going to insane.
     
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    I didn't even know Apple was in the flower business...
     
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    New era for matte displays?
     
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    Best comment here.
     
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    It will be hot and sweaty in mid summer ;-)
     
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    So it will use Windows?
     
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    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.
     
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    So I assume golems and gargoyles will not be allowed in?
     
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    "Apple does Windows."
     
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    looks very similar to the Houston (Highland Village) store

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    Ha, I was about to post the same comment. Maybe they're going back to the flower iMac.
     
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    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
     
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    They upgraded the store to the antiglare model.
     
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    Aha, now we can see how Apple move all there money around.
     
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