Apple proposing giant glass-roofed retail store on Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica

“At the Santa Monica Planning Commission tonight, Apple is believed to be proposing a dramatic new Apple Retail Store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California,” Arnold Kim reports for MacRumors.

“As first noted by Curbed, the proposal is from an unnamed retailer who is seeking to construct a new 8,084 square foot commercial building in the place of an existing three story Borders Bookstore,” Kim reports. “The proposal is for a one-story, 34-foot high commercial building with an ‘expansive floor-to-ceiling height accentuated by a transparent glass ceiling.'”

Kim reports, “The front will be entirely glass that will project from stone paneled side walls. A 5,210 sq foot basement will also be included.”

Apple Store Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, California proposal
Apple Store Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, California proposal

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


        1. It was a joke. “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones” is a time-honored metaphor for the folly of casting aspersions on others, while those others can clearly view your own hypocrisy.

          So following that reference with an example of the type of insult that has become all too common on this forum (however much it benefits MDN’s ad count) was itself intentionally hypocritical, therefore funny.

          Don’t insult people. P.S. you suck. (get it?)

  1. No, can’t lower over-priced products need the money to try to litigate vs innovate. Plus it will be nice for customers to watch the plentiful seagulls in the area crap all over the roof.

    1. Yeah, that’ll be a fun heat load calculation… “lessee, ceiling height – Big. Window square footage… Oooh, yeah…” At least it’ll have walls on the south side.

      Apparently, a good portion of that basement is going to be set aside for mechanical. It ain’t going on the roof! And with what is essentially an atrium, they’ll want to run cooling from the floor anyway.

  2. As a frequent visitor to Santa Monica, I can’t help picturing how the seagulls will modify that roof.

    It’s good that there are plenty of tables to dive under when the next large earthquake hits.

    1. Uh, I hate to break this to you, but glass absorbs UV and infra-red light wavelengths. You can’t get a sunburn, much less skin cancer, through a window.

      Comments like the one above make my head hurt.

  3. AndromedaRex: “To a person using all his brain, this is the most delicate, flavorful, satisfying meal imaginable.”

    kingmel: “Aagh! This tastes like horse$#!†”

    – The Last Starfighter

  4. Looks beautiful and will be great in that location, but my thoughts are the same as most of you. Keeping it clean. Earthquakes, Air conditioning, and glair from the sun. On the east coast, we use double pane windows with argon gas between them to greatly improve their insulating properties. And I guess they could be tinted to fight glair. I worked in a building about 15 miles from there that had a partial glass roof (the entire lobby was covered in glass) and earthquakes never bothered it. Just the same. I’d be a tad nervous. Hope they put in extra strong wood tables.

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