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Thomas Schlijper posts a stunning photo of the glass staircase at Apple's new Amsterdam retail store in the historic Hirsch building. The store, which opens to the public this Saturday, is Apple's first in the Netherlands.

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Previously-revealed floor plans for the location show a large two-level store with a massive 20-seat Genius Bar extending along one wall of the first floor. In the weeks leading up to the opening, Apple has been concealing the store's interior with striking orange window coverings.

Article Link: Stunning Photo of Glass Staircase at Amsterdam Retail Store
 

bettaboy123

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That store looks amazing! As an aspiring architect this is the type of inspiring, beautiful building I want to create. Wow!
 
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SuperCachetes

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I dunno, I admire the technology and engineering required to create stairs like this, but I also find it pretty gaudy.

In terms of safety, longevity, and maintenance, glass is really not a good material for things that people walk on or constantly stay in close proximity to.
 
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Joshwawilson

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The overseas stores are making the state-side stores look like dumps.
 
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AlPlPlLE

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Yup...applying for this store haha :p

Great looking store! I can't wait to see photos of this 20 seat Genius Bar...
 
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isoMorpheus

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The photographer must have breached some contract. Though it is good to know that Apple hires locals photographers on these assignments.
 
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writingdevil

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I dunno, I admire the technology and engineering required to create stairs like this, but I also find it pretty gaudy.

In terms of safety, longevity, and maintenance, glass is really not a good material for things that people walk on or constantly stay in close proximity to.

I'd like to know the basis for your research or data on glass, this specific glass if you have it, that confirms it is not good for "safety, longevity and maintenance" and even more, "things people walk on or constantly stay in close proximity to." Have you actually read background on the development of this glass? It was published some time ago.
Everybody is entitled to their opinion on the webs., like "it's gaudy"...just like sitting around a bar and having beers and everybody spouts their likes and dislikes...but the glass info? improving that?
 
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flipperfeet

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I dunno, I admire the technology and engineering required to create stairs like this, but I also find it pretty gaudy.

In terms of safety, longevity, and maintenance, glass is really not a good material for things that people walk on or constantly stay in close proximity to.

What are you basing this observation on, the panes of glass in your house, the windshield in your car? Modern architectural glass couldn't be more different.
 
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thegurio

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I personally would love to know the cost of just that staircase. As someone who cleans glass all day, every day, I couldn't find a more beautiful thing, but at what cost!
 
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fesoj

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I imagine everyone using those stairs will be wearing pants?
 
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jeznav

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Aug 10, 2007
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From what I can see, the glass central cylinder column for the base support and and the outer panes is held by the several spiraling 2" thick glass stairs. It seems to support itself and gives an illusion of whats holding it together without falling.

I'm still marvelled on the level of engineering to create these glass staircases.
 
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macmastersam

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Soooo....beautiful!
 
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ThomasSchlijper

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Mar 1, 2012
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The photographer must have breached some contract. Though it is good to know that Apple hires locals photographers on these assignments.

Actually: Apple didn't hire me. Worse: Apple refused to host me at the press opening, for unknown reasons. Happily they uncovered the windows the day before the opening, that's how I could make this shot :)
 
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MonkeySee....

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Sep 24, 2010
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I really appreciate the effort Apple put in to everything they do. Just walking into the Oxford Street store in London takes your breath away.

This Dutch store looks amazing.
 
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MonkeySee....

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Actually: Apple didn't hire me. Worse: Apple refused to host me at the press opening, for unknown reasons. Happily they uncovered the windows the day before the opening, that's how I could make this shot :)

Nice photo. Maybe Apple will take you more seriously now and get you at all openings :)
 
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