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As noted by ifoAppleStore earlier today, Apple has begun removing the wraps from the cylindrical glass tower at its new retail store in the Pudong district of Shanghai. Like the company's flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, the Pudong store is located below ground level and utilizes the glass tower as an iconic entryway with a glass stairway descending to the store below.

Flickr user Lesh51 has posted several photos from the site, including an interesting aerial view showing the glass tower rising out of a central plaza at the International Finance Center.


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The Pudong store is set to open this Saturday at 10:00 AM.

Article Link: Glass Tower on Apple's New Shanghai Store Revealed
 

Xtremehkr

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SJs desire to have Apple be a cultural icon is getting a little bit excessive.

The primary objective should always be to focus on the product and the end user experience.
 
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EnigMoiD

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Hehe... Pudong... glass tower... can't believe nobody's caught that yet.
Sorry.

But it looks really cool, really fits in with the surrounding buildings very well.
 
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ChazUK

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Very sleek!
 
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Cubert

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Apr 30, 2005
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It looks like a keyhole with the Apple store as the key.

Symbolism, perhaps?
 
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crookedbill

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looks ridiculous and excessive to me. i live in washington dc and we reserve grandiose monuments like that for presidents and national heroes, not a consumer brand. fitting for a place like china though, i guess. gotta build something big to compete with the giant portraits of chairman mao.
 
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cleanup

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I lived down the street from the site of the IFC a few years ago, at Shimao Riviera Gardens. It was just finishing construction when I left.

I think it's ridiculous how much space is being devoted to that plaza & the Apple entrance, but that's Shanghai for you. Opulence.
 
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