The Meat Market Apple Store - A Large Glass Circular Stair
The new Apple store under construction at the corner of Ninth Avenue and 14th Street is starting to come together. I walked by it on the way to Chelsea Market to shop for dinner just now.
As I was walking past the sidewalk permits, something caught my eye and I stopped to shoot a photo of one of the permits with my blackberry curve. As I was taking the photo, the construction site boss came out and started glaring at me. He asked me, "What are you doing and who are you?" I told him I was Fred Wilson and I was taking a photo of the sidewalk permit. I mentioned that it is a public permit and that it was there to inform the public about what was going on there. He just stood there staring at me and I checked my photo to make sure I got what I wanted and then headed on.
The thing that caught my eye was the permit for a "large glass circular stair". The Apple store in Soho has the large glass stair front and center. The Apple store in midtown has the glass enclosure. So they are doing a large glass circular stair in the meat market district. Based on the progress I saw, we may see that stair before year end.
Wow, Fred I never thought I’d see the day when Apple stores became like Starbucks in Manhattan.They can probably make enough to cover operating expenses from all the Mac-philes in the Chelsea Market building alone!
The thought that pops into my head reading about this is the “Great Glass Elevator” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.Come to think of it, Steve Jobs sort of has that Willy Wonka flair, and Apple that Chocolate Factory mystique.Can’t be long now before we see Great Glass Elevators shooting forth from local Apple stores near you!
Not to be dirty, but doesn’t that cause an issue with skirts? Maybe I’ve been going to Japan too often.
The billboard on the roof looks great.MORE OUTDOOR ADVERTISING IN THE MEATPACKING DISTRICT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Surprised all the preservationists aren’t bitching!!
I am a neighborhood resident, an longtime Apple enthusiast, and a preservationist. While there are many opportunities to advertise in the area, the neighborhood has become a free-for-all with some billboards the size of those normally found on the NJ Turnpike. Many others have been put up in violation of zoning. Just because it’s NYC doesn’t mean we have to embrace Time Square-like advertising everywhere.As for the Apple store, they are busting their ass to get it done. Anyone know if they have started hiring?
This news just came across my desk -thought you may be interested.http://www.apple.com/retail…