Today the press were invited to check out the new Apple Store in Union Square. More than just any Apple Store, the new space at Post and Stockton is the global flagship of the Cupertino-based company's retail outlets. And it's a sight to behold.
Among the many features of the new retail shop — e.g., "the Genius Grove" now replaces the "the Genius Bar," its signature 42-foot tall sliding glass doors, the relocation of the sculptor Ruth Asawa's famous fountain inside their wifi-enabled 24/7 plaza, and interactive walls — is the 42-foot tall sliding glass doors that will open each day to welcome rabid fans.
For safety reasons, they open slowly. Here's what the massive sheets of glass look like in opening via time-lapse.
Apple’s original Stockton Street store opened in 2004. It will close for good on Friday at 9am. The new Apple Store opens at 10am this Saturday.
Curbed SF will feature more details and images from the press preview on Friday. Until then, here are some additional shots showing what's in store. (Literally.) Enjoy:
New Union Square Apple Flagship Store Opens This Saturday [Curbed SF]