“Apple may be required to rework its design for a new Union Square flagship store, as San Francisco’s Planning Department has reviewed the Cupertino company’s plans and found the preliminary proposal wanting,” Kevin Bostic reports for AppleInsider.
“The planning board’s recommendations advise Apple to ‘[c]onsider the retention or relocation of the Ruth Asawa fountain as a part of the new reconfigured plaza, perhaps connecting it to, and integrating it with, another water theme within the plaza,'” Bostic reports. “Barring that, the assessment calls for Apple to work with the Department ‘to find an alternative location for its display within the City.'”
Bostic reports, “Another point of concern for the Planning Department is ensuring that the design of Apple’s new store fits in well with the overall look of the area… The Assessment makes a nod to the transparent facade and nontransparent rear wall, but notes that ‘there are ways of achieving the desired design concept while still responding to the fine-grain scale found within the District.’ To that end, it calls for the plan to incorporate ‘increased modulation and definition’ in the form of ‘vertical elements to break the contiguous plane of the glass wall, and/or adding color, pattern or texture to the glass wall.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: That thing looks like The Jolly Green Giant yakked on those steps or took a dump or something. The big guy ate some baaad beans.
Seriously, there are prettier fountains in German scheisse videos.
Why doesn’t San Fran just string up this Apple Store’s project architect and force him to look at slides of McMansions until he loses consciousness?
It’d be a far more humane form of architorture.