“Preliminary design proposals for Apple Computer’s first Boston store got a cool reception last night from the Back Bay Architectural Commission, but several commissioners said a revised design might address their concerns,” Chris Reidy reports for The Boston Globe. “Apple hopes to demolish a small building at 815 Boylston St., which is occupied by a Copy Cop store at street level, and build a flagship store across from the Prudential Center. Projects involving the demolition of an existing building in the Back Bay Architectural District generally require the commission’s approval. Apple has not formally presented any designs yet to the city.”
“The site where Apple wants to build is between 855 Boylston and 801 Boylston, where two previous demolitions have taken place,” Reidy reports. “Apple’s team noted that the building occupied by Copy Cop was built in 1906 and renovated many times. According to Apple, the building has little architectural significance.”
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Report: Boston to get major four-story Apple Store on Boylston Street – February 09, 2006