“After months of construction work on the old Banco Espanol de Credito building on Passeig de Gracia, Apple has today taken the wraps off of its new flagship retail store in Barcelona, Spain,” John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac.
“Reporting from Barcelona, Cult of Mac publisher Leander Kahney writes that Apple has taken down the barriers surrounding their new Barcelona retail store, giving locals and gawking sightseers their first look inside the new store,” Brownlee reports. “The Barcelona Apple Store follows many of the design conventions of Apple Stores in America and other countries in Europe. Located in a prime shopping district on the edge of the beautifully fountained Placa de Catalunya, the Barcelona Apple Store has three separate stories, each joined by Steve Jobs patented glass staircase.”
Brownlee reports, “Despite rumors to the contrary, the interior of the Barcelona Apple Store has no overt nods to the Catalan Modernist architectural style for which Barcelona is known. ‘There’s no sign of any tile work, no special Antoni Gaudi touches,’ reports Kahney. ‘Except for the beautiful city sidewalk outside, it’s all Cupertino, not Catalonia.'”
See all of the photos in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]