Here Comes Apple Store 2.0, All Glass Including The Ceiling

There a trend I’m noticing here lately, and that is Apple Stores seem to be increasingly in the news in some form or another.  A couple of recent stories about Apple stores to note:

  1. Fake Apple stores are popping up in China
  2. A grand ol’ Apple store is coming to Grand Central Station – this is proposed to be the biggest Apple store in the world.
These story lines are cute, but nothing like the proposed Apple store that could be coming to Santa Monica, California.

According to the Planning Commission report, “The proposed one-story, 34-foot high commercial building will feature an expansive floor-to-ceiling height accentuated by a transparent glass ceiling. The front façade will consist entirely of transparent glass panels that will project five feet from stone paneled side walls.”

This proposed Apple store – Apple Store 2.0 – is all glass. The entire front facade, and the entire roof, nothing but glass.

According to the Santa Monica Planning Commission, “The proposed one-story, 34-foot high commercial building will feature an expansive floor-to-ceiling height accentuated by a transparent glass ceiling. The front façade will consist entirely of transparent glass panels that will project five feet from stone paneled side walls.” Designs will have to be run by the city’s Architectural Review Board before they’re final.

via Curbed