Originally Posted by I am a Zither Zather Zuzz
This store looks like a repurposed trolley barn. Rip it down and make a glass cube, please.
Oh, Zither, thou knowest how to sting me.
Originally Posted by Ireland
It thought it looked terrible too, but it's probably a well regarded landmark.
I don't think it's a major landmark, it's just that in Australia in some main CBD streets and towns there's old architecture like this which is important to be preserved. Sure, nothing compared to Europe, but also why it's important to keep it. Because most of the mid- to outer- suburban developments in Australia are all post-WW2.
Originally Posted by Flaneur
Nice to see you two paragons in agreement.
I think the repurposing of the retro gingerbread buildingdon't know what else to call it, maybe someone could enlighten meinto the standard Apple Moderne produces an amazing effect. And one also wants to preserve wherever possible, if the building warrants it al all.
Edit: So far, I can't find much on the building, except that it's "historic." Anybody?
Yeah, I think they did a good job, and I think the city council and Apple did a good job in preserving it. Again, it's not on any of the tourist maps I've seen, and I've only been here several months so I'm not sure what the heritage value is. In any case it's next to a standardly-hideous Holiday Inn, so it's putting its looks to good use.
Originally Posted by SolipsismX
Her is a little more info. I haven't checked the address yet.
needs to do a recon mission.
Way ahead of you. Been there about three times already...
Originally Posted by sdbryan
It has a real Trompe-l'il appearance to it. You know, like those scenes Wile E. Coyote would paint to fool the road runner but turned out to be real until Wile E. Coyote tried to follow. Pay no attention, I just biked too long today and am suffering from too much exertion.
Like I said, it's not the highlight of old architecture in the city...
Originally Posted by IQatEdo
I have visited this store, as I have many elsewhere. This might not appear all that
impressive in an image but in actuality is quite good. What was
impressive however, was the number of employees on the floor one Sunday afternoon. This store has a single floor, I believe that Apple does not even own the upper one and I estimated that there were over 50 employees busy on one occasion. It is not at all surprising that another is planned, especially considering Perth's isolation, being one of the most remote cities on Earth. The nearest
city of comparable size (over 1.5 million people), Adelaide, is 2,137 km (1,328 miles) away and the nearest foreign capital, Jakarta is 3,004 km (1,867 miles) away. As in many other cities, I doubt that there is another store as profitable per square metre as the Apple store in Hay Street.
Yeah, it looks better in person, and fits the feel of the street. The church at the corner is quite nice too, despite being fairly small.
Yup the Apple Store in Hay Street is doing quite well, I've written that it's doing ~too well~ at times, it can get pretty darn packed and busy. That said, Apple has also already expanded their retail presence here through the usual electronics retailers, with some of them having the Store-Within-A-Store concept in JB Hi-Fi (kinda Best Buy) and Myer (kind of Nordstroms?).