Apple enlists architectural A-team for new Madison Avenue store in NYC

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  • Reply 21 of 33
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member

    I'm not a huge fan of preserving the old, just tear the crap down and build something new in it's place.

  • Reply 22 of 33
    mpantonempantone Posts: 1,741member
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    Originally Posted by Constable Odo View Post

     

    So, is Apple going to tear down all the brick and erect an entirely glass building in its place?  Considering how most Apple stores are, this structure doesn't seem to stand much of a chance of surviving.  I suppose it could end up more like the Grand Central Station store but it wouldn't look much like an Apple Store from the outside unless it had some huge Apple logo in front or a huge glass structure on the roof.


    No.

     

    Per the article, the $60,000 went to an interior demolition of the store. The article also states that the building is to be revamped.

     

    This particular structure will not be torn down.

     

    Apple retains many of the original buildings -- particularly internationally -- when the structures have some historic and/or aesthetic value. This does not happen frequently with their US stores since most locations are either malls or the existing structure has little reason for preservation.

  • Reply 23 of 33
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    chandra69 wrote: »
    I dont really think if Apple will do the same in China - investing this much money and time in China.
    Also, I dont think Chinese would be in a position to appreciate all these. :|

    If I am not wrong, Angela Ahrendts is going to build B-Grade Apple Stores in China.

    Sounds like China is the perfect place for some amazing stores.
  • Reply 24 of 33

    I love and grew up in Manhattan but would it kill apple to put one or more store in one of the other boroughs? Even Long Island has 2; Staten Island has 1. 

  • Reply 25 of 33
    vaporlandvaporland Posts: 358member
    apple ][ wrote: »
    I'm not a huge fan of preserving the old, just tear the crap down and build something new in it's place.

    Fortunately your opinion is in the minority.

    P.S. You need one of these
  • Reply 26 of 33
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
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    Sounds like China is the perfect place for some amazing stores.


    All US companies should liquidate their assets in China as soon as possible unless they want to lose everything they have invested there. Take a cue from Google and get out now. They cannot be trusted and will most likely start WWIII.

     

    For the record I have a number of Chinese friends living in the US and Panama and they have similar views although they still love their homeland. I do sell a lot of coffee to China but that doesn't matter because we only have a limited amount of coffee and it is desired all over the world. Honestly, it is more trouble than it is worth to sell to China when I have buyers in so many other friendly countries.

     

    The uphill effort is just too great to try to bring China into cooperation with the international community. Same with Russia. I'm not suggesting a new cold war just disengage from association.

  • Reply 27 of 33
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    mstone wrote: »
    All US companies should liquidate their assets in China as soon as possible unless they want to lose everything they have invested there. Take a cue from Google and get out now. They cannot be trusted and will most likely start WWIII.

    For the record I have a number of Chinese friends living in the US and Panama and they have similar views although they still love their homeland. I do sell a lot of coffee to China but that doesn't matter because we only have a limited amount of coffee and it is desired all over the world. Honestly, it is more trouble than it is worth to sell to China when I have buyers in so many other friendly countries.

    The uphill effort is just too great to try to bring China into cooperation with the international community. Same with Russia. I'm not suggesting a new cold war just disengage from association.

    1) I see no signs of an imminent threat of WWIII started by China that would force Apple or anyone else to liquidate their assets now.

    2) It seems like the best way to stave off a world war is to keep the potential threat in constant need of what you offer while making it easy for them to obtain it with financial transaction.
  • Reply 28 of 33
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
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    1) I see no signs of an imminent threat of WW III started by China that would force Apple or anyone else to liquidate their assets now.



    2) It seems like the best way to stave off a world war is to keep the potential threat in constant need of what you offer while making it easy for them to obtain it with financial transaction.

    No one knows how it will pan out, but  I don't see a favorable outcome.

     

    China invades Taiwan, US defaults on their debt to China by negating it in national defense interests, North Korea fires missiles at Japan, US bombs North Korea, China shoots down an American plane or satellite and there you have WW III ready to destroy the planet. Mix in Russia's crazy imperialist ambitions and then the whole world is in danger. The US is not without blame but the reckless actions of China and Russia will put us over the brink very soon  in my opinion.

     

    I'm sure Panama will be destroyed in such an event due to its strategic significance hosting international transoceanic passage.

  • Reply 29 of 33
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    Originally Posted by mstone View Post

     

    No one knows how it will pan out, but  I don't see a favorable outcome.

     

    China invades Taiwan, US defaults on their debt to China by negating it in national defense interests, North Korea fires missiles at Japan, US bombs North Korea, China shoots down an American plane or satellite and there you have WW III ready to destroy the planet. Mix in Russia's crazy imperialist ambitions and then the whole world is in danger. The US is not without blame but the reckless actions of China and Russia will put us over the brink very soon  in my opinion.

     

    I'm sure Panama will be destroyed in such an event due to its strategic significance hosting international transoceanic passage.


     

    I've lived in and done business in China for a number of years. This alarmist stance is quite far from reality. 

  • Reply 30 of 33
    welshdogwelshdog Posts: 1,817member

    I would love to hire both of these companies to design and build an all laminated glass greenhouse/conservatory.  A really big one like for a botanical garden or similar.  With fully automated heating, cooling and shade management.  The whole thing would be controlled with a Mac Mini - in a glass box at the center of the conservatory.

  • Reply 31 of 33
    benjamin frostbenjamin frost Posts: 7,203member
    apple ][ wrote: »
    I'm not a huge fan of preserving the old, just tear the crap down and build something new in it's place.

    You're a philistine. The old is almost always better than the new—and by better, I mean in a different league.
  • Reply 32 of 33
    jakebjakeb Posts: 559member

    If downtown Palo Alto can handle an Apple store, the Upper East Side can handle an Apple store. Geez.

  • Reply 33 of 33
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,031member
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    You're a philistine. The old is almost always better than the new—and by better, I mean in a different league.



    <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

     

    Back with a bigoted and rose-tinted vengeance, I see.

     

    <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

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