Chicago’s New Apple Store Installs Giant MacBook Roof

Taking a page from its own products, Chicago’s new flagship Apple Store will have what appears to be a MacBook-inspired roof topping its entrance. Videos from the Chicago Tribune and Twitter surfaced earlier last week detailing its roof installation complete with a white apple logo. The Foster + Partners design will offer unobstructed views towards the Chicago river as a tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie-style homes outside the city.

The 20,000 square-foot Chicago store is broken down into a glass entrance pavilion with a grand staircase descending into lower levels, reminiscent of its patented 5th Avenue design. In order to be as thin as possible, the roof is made from a lightweight fibre-reinforced polymer (used in yacht construction) with a white oak interior. Partner James McGrath from Foster + Partners details the project’s construction in a video from the Chicago Tribune below:

News via: The Chicago Tribune.

New Drone Footage Captures Finishing Touches Being Applied to Apple’s “Steve Jobs Theater”

New footage from drone videographer Duncan Sinfield reveals that finishing touches are being applied to one of the Apple Campus’s more important outward-facing buildings, and perhaps its most ‘public’ – the “Steve Jobs Theater”.

Foster + Partners’ Milan Apple Store to Feature Public Plaza and Waterfall Entrance

Renderings have been revealed for the upcoming apple store in Milan’s Piazza Liberty, designed by Foster + Partners in their latest collaboration with the technology giant. Following an extremely site-specific approach, the new flagship store will be located under the existing piazza, introducing a new public amphitheater and waterfall feature that will double as the store’s entrance.

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