That would be fascinating, but it's definitely concerning how late so many of these hires have come on board. Is there any chance they were stealth-hired much earlier, but the moves were only made public much later?
When I see this kind of thing, I realize I live in a very different world than some people. I couldn't tell you the last time I went to a restaurant that even had reservations.
Also, that's almost the cost of the Beats transaction.
I really love the steel spiral. The all-glass staircases are cool, but a little bit silly / show-off-y. This feels more in tune with using the right materials for the right purposes. I don't know if you really gain anything by making the steps out of glass.