The revamped Union Station Apple Retail Store, which is said to be as striking and iconic as New York's 5th Avenue Glass Cube, should see the light of day after it was 'approved with conditions'.
This means Apple needs to comply with certain regulations but will likely be able to build the impressive storefront it desires for what is really its hometown Apple Store. The Union Station locations is a stone's throw away from both the Moscone North (where WWDC is held) and the Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts (location of many an epic Apple product unveilings). This new flagship store will feature a cantilevered building structure with an all-glass front holding two giant two-story sliding glass doors. Other improvements, according to Appleinsider, include a waterfall and free Wi-Fi in the rear plaza.
Apple's made good on its previous promises to create a store without disrupting the original flavour of the buildings it occupies. Just check out its Grand Central Station store in New York as well as various locations in Europe which seamlessly integrate the store concept with existing architecture.