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With an aggressive growth of retail locations, it's little wonder that Apple is encountering obstacles in its path toward exponential expansion. First, the new structure at Stanford Mall faced delays while trying to escape from its current neighbor, the Microsoft behemoth (that uncannily resembles the signature Apple model). Then, the new location in Union Square faced much protest over a bronze fountain designed by local artist Ruth Asawa.
And now, a 15th Century hospital wall was uncovered during the development of Apple's new flagship store in Madrid. Although Apple has ultimately decided to scrap the idea of installing a glass floor to showcase the wall below, City Officials have asked Apple to "symbolically trace the outline" of the wall in the flooring of the new store. What will the Cupertino-based company face next in its objective to build a storefront in every town in the world? On the bright side, lines should be shorter when the next iPhone comes out.—Esther Hahn
·15th-Century ruins discovered during construction of Apple's new Madrid flagship store [9to5Mac]
·Apple Is Building an Enormous New Store at Stanford Mall [Racked SF]
·Apple's New Store Will Look Nothing Like Originally Planned [Racked SF]