New Apple Store - Portland, OR

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  1. OregonSasquatch, Jun 27, 2013
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    OregonSasquatch macrumors newbie

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    Today I snapped some photos of the new Apple store construction in downtown Portland.

    As you can see in the photos, the building on the left is being deconstructed for the new Apple store. The building across the street to the right is Pioneer Place mall, where the current Apple store is underground (you can hear the light-rail pass by overhead).

    At this rate it looks like the demolition is well underway...so my guess is that they open by the 2013 holiday season.

    The employees in the store haven't officially been told that the construction is actually the new store. However, they are well aware that it is their new home and can't wait to move their 200 employees out of the basement. They will add more employees once the street level store is open.
     

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    I walked by this store today, and it is really coming along! :D
    Oregon live thinks it'll open this summer.
     
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    it takes a full year to build an Apple Store?
     
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    Depend on local laws, old quarks in this older building. Might be a foundation problems or something major along that line.
     
  7. OregonSasquatch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's good to see that this thread is still going! Just got an email this morning about the store. It is opening at 10am on May 31st!
     

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    Well, they completely tore down the existing part of the building - and it was a "half building" - it is connected to another building that stayed up (a 15-story tower,) so the deconstruction part took quite a few months.
     
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    Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    From the Oregonian's article about the opening:
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    Wow... We really are the hipster capital of the world, aren't we? (Giant beard, giant beard, giant beard+hipster glasses, hipster mustache, hipster mustache+goatee+hipster glasses.)

    Edit: Either that, or we've become a spoof of ourself. I mean, that picture would be at home in an Onion article about Portland.
     

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