Amazing Glass-Roofed Apple Store Proposed for the Third Street Promenade

Amazing Glass-Roofed Apple Store Proposed for the Third Street Promenade

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Apple is proposing the construction of an amazing glass-roofed retail store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California, according to documents obtained by Curbed. Although the retailer's name is not revealed the images below make it clear that it is Apple.

According to the Planning Commission Report:

The applicant proposes to construct a new one-story, 8,084 square foot commercial building with 75 feet of frontage along the Third Street Promenade. The site is currently developed with a three-story, 33,750 square foot commercial building built in 1984 that is currently vacant. This structure would be demolished as part of the project.

The proposed one-story, 34-foot high commercial building will feature an expansive floor-to-ceiling height accentuated by a transparent glass ceiling. The front façade will consist entirely of transparent glass panels that will project five feet from stone paneled side walls. A 5,210 square foot basement will be accessible from the interior of the building. However, the basement floor area does not count towards the overall project FAR pursuant to the standards for the Downtown Core in the Interim Zoning Ordinance (CCS 2356).

Apple also plans to implement a voluntary Transportation Demand Management program. "The applicant will offer all full-time retail employees a $100 monthly transit subsidy towards the purchase of transit fare and a $20 per month bicycle reimbursement subsidy for improvements, maintenance, and service. In addition, secure bicycle parking for employees of the building will be located in the basement level."

The planning commission meeting on the proposal is set for today.

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Amazing Glass-Roofed Apple Store Proposed for the Third Street Promenade

Amazing Glass-Roofed Apple Store Proposed for the Third Street Promenade

ST - August 17, 2011 at 3:20pm
As long as the design is in favor of Saving Energy / Stopping Global Warming, then I guess it's NOT bad at all. x)
Someone - August 18, 2011 at 12:49am
Global warming my ass! Tree huggers!
Archivare - August 17, 2011 at 3:07pm
How exactly can this store be described as "amazing"? The design is amazingly bad in pretty much every architectural aspect ... context, energy, aesthetics, functionality ... You will find better designs in every first year architecture studio at universities around the world.
doozy - August 17, 2011 at 3:20pm
energy? i guess they will have to pay for lighting during the day? stfu and stop trolling.
Archivare - August 17, 2011 at 9:18pm
The amount of energy needed to light a building is marginal compared to most other appliances. Your fridge alone is using more energy than all your lights comined. Having to cool down the solar gain from a glass building in California on the other hand is downright stupid. We do people who know nothing about a topic always feel entitled to share their BS?
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