Originally Posted by JeffDM
I don't think the stage metaphor really works here.
I walked past the new store last night after seeing Janáček's "From the House of the Dead" at the Metropolitan Opera. (A fantastic production, BTW.) And I gotta say, the stage metaphor is a perfect metaphor.
3 sides are of what looks like a textured stone-like material and the 4th side is open... pretty much like a stage. The ceiling is so high (25 to 30 feet by my eye) that it recedes and nearly disappears. But that was at night, so it'll be interesting to see it in daylight. The lighting is bright and dramatic as are the Apple product posters in a band along the "stone" walls. It almost seems like you'd be outdoors. It's certainly IS a stage!
I can't wait to check out the downstairs space.
In a way, it's almost anti-architectural... the interior space that the building contains is far more interesting than the building itself. But again, I want to see it in the day time.
It's a gorgeous grand statement.