Redesigned and Expanded Third Street Promenade Apple Store Opens in Santa Monica, CA

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has opened its new Third Street Promenade Apple Store in Santa Monica, CA. The store has the same design as the new Palo Alto location, with a slightly smaller implementation as the Upper West Side store in Manhattan.


    Apple's old Third Street Promenade location was one of the early Apple Stores and was an extremely popular location that was almost always crowded to capacity. The new store should allow considerably more foot traffic.

    Apple proposed the new store to the Santa Monica planning commission more than a year ago, with the new building gaining approval without so much as a discussion.

    Thanks David!

    Article Link: Redesigned and Expanded Third Street Promenade Apple Store Opens in Santa Monica, CA
  2. tich macrumors member


    Mar 8, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
  3. MacFoodPoisoner macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2012
    Redesigned to look like any other apple store in the world...:rolleyes:
  4. Rogifan macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011
    Wow such an original comment.
  5. somethingelsefl macrumors 6502


    Dec 22, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    That store design is going to REALLY give customers an opportunity to test the new iMac's "75% less-reflective, full lamination"...GLARE EVERYWHERE
  6. mrr, Dec 15, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 18, 2012

    mrr macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2008
    Big new store. Like an airplane hanger. Nice shadows on the wall from the all glass ceiling. Will be nice in a rainstorm (though it rarely rains here) 1500 tee shirts gone in 45 minutes. 1 MacPro in the entire store. Lots of new iMacs. In stock. Saw 2 going out the store. 3rd party headphones seem to be everywhere. No more seating and video projector for free classes and workshops :-( Original Mac store up the block is boarded up in sliver with arrows pointing to the new store. Apple logo covered in black.
  7. JoEw macrumors 65816


    Nov 29, 2009
  8. Frisco macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2002
    Maybe we should put you on the back page.
  9. Aussi3 macrumors 6502


    Jun 3, 2012
    Facesticks on the App store
    Turn off the air con and you should be able to grow some plants in there :p
  10. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    Apple state
  11. MacFoodPoisoner macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2012
    As original as apple's design of their stores. ;)
  12. Rocketman macrumors 603


    Approved immediately without discussion. You know why?

    In addition to that, Apple is notoriously above code on their architectural plans.

    It still took a YEAR.

  13. Lancer macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2002
    Been wondering if Apple has some special coating on all that glass to stop finger prints and reduce glare :D

    Also in Santa Monica how the hell do they keep the building cool in summer?
  14. MacFoodPoisoner macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2012
    This is an ecological disaster of building for such a climate. I bet the air conditioning units are larger in volume than the actual store to keep this place cool. But they could be using reflective coatings on the glass which would mean anyone walking outside will be properly toasted.
  15. Thunderhawks Suspended

    Feb 17, 2009
    I am sure that Apple doesn't know what they are doing when it comes to glass, building with it or using it for their products, let alone environmental or ecological issues.

    In short they seem to be clueless. We will only believe you.

    Clearly time for you to step up and help them, before somebody gets hurt!

    Don't hold back, they need you.
  16. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Code compliance isn't normally what takes up a lot of time. Design and environmental review does.
  17. srxtr macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    I went there just in time to get my free t-shirt.

    Great store. Went in to find the same Macs and iDevices I see everywhere. Dunno what I was expecting.
  18. firestarter macrumors 603


    Dec 31, 2002
    Green and pleasant land
    Apple store articles are the dullest postings on this site.

    Really... who cares?
  19. MacFoodPoisoner macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2012
    You don't have to believe me or apple you can use your head and think, or maybe not...

    For 5 years the imac has been a reflective/glare disaster like nothing before or since, and you have the nerve to tell me about apple's expertise with glass?

    What part of my post didn't you understand exactly in terms of the environmental impact? In such climates these types of all glass building use a. reflective coatings scorching anyone walking outside and/or enormous air conditioning units to cool them down. Stone or concrete is the preferred ceiling and/or wall in such climates because they slowly absorb heat in the daytime and radiate it at night due to the larger thermal capacity.

    You can thank me later for the eco building 101 lesson.
  20. writingdevil macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2010
    It's almost funny how many armchair experts just love to jab at success as the post you're responding to did. Every site has a group of posters who pride themselves in negating what Apple is doing, making their attempt at humor/sarcasm the focus rather than info of interest to people following technology and design.. The same person posted:

    "Redesigned to look like any other apple store in the world."

    It doesn't look like most Apple stores over the world at all, if you look at architecture and design, and Apple has won more architecture awards than any other international firm with as many locations. Quality control and eco standards are very highly rated. And why should any store look different in an international operation? Barney's, A&F to 7-11 and 99c stores build a brand which is easily recognizable for the buying public. It's part of a marketing/branding strategy that seems to be paying off. But, of course, if someone has more amazing ideas, one can apply at Apple/HumanResources and straighten things out.
  21. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Hartford, CT
    Says the person that knows absolutely nothing about the thermal properties of glass....

    Do you even know the fruits of the massive partnership between Apple and Corning over the last decade? They are pushing forward the limits of glass technology, making architectural glass bigger and stronger (with many other very interesting properties) than anyone in the history of mankind. Hell just for their "cube" in NYC they had to send a design team to China just to engineer a new machine for making seamless glass that big (surely in preparation for the massive curved panels going into the new HQ).

    Glass, when done right (which is clearly what apple does in their flagship stores), is one of the most environmentally friendly construction materials around. Just a small gap of air between two panes makes one of the best insulators for large buildings, and that has been standard practice for over half a century now. Just think of all the engineering that is going on behind the scenes.
  22. Lark.Landon macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2012
    So Cal
    The answer is, "You do." You cared enough to click on the link and post. If you really didn't care, why did you even click on the link to begin with.

    Furthermore, if you have such a lack of caring for this post, why did you even post a comment?

    Honestly people. Stop whining.
  23. thederby macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2007
    Austin, TX
    furthermore, the average temperature in santa monica is between 63°-71°. most of the homes in that area don't even have air conditioning.

    what, exactly, about the climate would necessitate "units are larger in volume than the actual store"?
  24. Lark.Landon macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2012
    So Cal
    +1 !

    They needz him!


    Apple needz j00!

    He was encouraging you.

    Way to be such a meanie-face.
  25. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Notice the ceiling height. It is tall enough to cool by convection.

    If your car were 40 feet tall it could be cool when you park it outdoors too if you were to open both floor and roof vents. But no car is 40 feet tall

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