Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Glass Houses and Apple Stores
This amazing glass staircase is in the Apple store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. All I could say was wow! I am not a Mac baby, but I have to admire Apple's sense of style and design. The first time someone handed me an I-phone I was impressed with the feel of the thing, I don't understand why people lock them away in plastic cases - the are a thing of joy to hold in your hand. All Apple stores have style, the flagship stores in major cities are major works of architecture.
Apple is building a new store in Chicago, it will overlook the Chicago River, at Michigan Avenue next to the Tribune Tower. The building will stand a story or so above the plaza level, and a story or two below the sidewalk level, going down the bank to about river level. It will tie the river walk to the surface streets, with a wall of glass overlooking the river. It has promise as a striking work of modern architecture - I think it will be well worth going back to Chicago to see - even if you look up and see Trump Tower.
That is you favorite new building?