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Nearly nine months after first announcing the move three blocks north, Apple has submitted revised plans for city officials to review. This round of revisions include two, full-height sliding glass panels that will stand 44 feet tall and 23 feet wide, which will allow the store to open up onto the street (and probably help the south-east facing storefront breathe in the hotter months). Let's hope they don't fall on anyone.
The new renderings also incorporate the company's decision in August (after public protests and the planning commission's requirement) not to destroy the historic Ruth Asawa fountain. It looks like the fountain will be located behind the giant glass doors in a sort of indoor/outdoor area. A review of the new plans will begin this Wednesday, February 5, as the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission.
· New Renderings of Apple's New Flagship San Francisco Store Reveal Massive 2-Story Sliding Glass Panels [MacRumors]
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