“After two months of delays, Apple Computer plans today to present several building designs for its first Boston store at a hearing before the Back Bay Architectural Commission,” Jenn Abelson reports for The Boston Globe. “Apple is seeking to demolish a small building at 815 Boylston St. that houses a Copy Cop store and construct a three-story building with a glass façade across from the Prudential Center.”
“At an advisory meeting in March, commissioners expressed concerns about the design, saying it didn’t have a sense of place, and suggested that Apple replicate or preserve the existing façade. In its latest filings to the city, Apple has proposed several designs that would add vertical columns and divide the façade in nine sections. It gives a boxier look, appearing to fit in more with adjacent buildings,” Abelson reports. “Apple already operates stores in Braintree, Burlington, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, and Peabody.”
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