Massachusetts’ Back Bay Architectural Commission has approved Apple Computer Inc.’s preliminary design for a store on Boylston Street near the Prudential Center, according to a report from The Boston Globe.
“‘They’ve cleared a big hurdle,’ said the commission’s chairman, Anthony Casendino. While details are still being tweaked, Apple has generally been proposing to construct a three-story building with a green roof and a front made largely of glass after demolishing the building at 815 Boylston St. The store would be Apple’s first in Boston. There are Apple stores at malls in Chestnut Hill and Cambridge and at four other Massachusetts sites,” Chris Reidy reports.
Reidy reports, “The store proposal still awaits approvals from other city agencies and from the Boston Redevelopment Authority.”
Reidy reports, “Mayor Thomas M. Menino said he’s enthusiastic about the planned store. ‘It’s great for the city,’ he said.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Tim S.” for the heads up.]
Massachusetts: The People’s Republic of Red Tape (among other things). Regardless, Go, Sox!
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