Apple’s brand-new flagship keep at Union Square in San Francisco is now nearly structurally finish as massive, movable glass doors are being installed to its front, 3 blocks away from the company’s existing flagship keep at Stockton and Market Street (which the brand-new spot is slated change this summer).
Work when it come to the brand-new Apple Store, which was simply obtaining started last June (here top) and topped out in September (here middle), has actually now built out the brand-new location’s 2 degree box along with glass when it come to the two sides. Likewise apparent is a strip of glass that runs up the building’s edge (here bottom).
While comparable in kind to the make of the West Lake keep built in China (featured in a grand opening video throughout the company’s “Spring Forward” event last March), the brand-new San Francisco keep is unique in that it will certainly include giant sliding doors when it come to the front of the building (below), enabling the spot to take complete advantage of the city’s pleasant climate throughout company hours.
Last year, the Job to get rid of the former triangular building (below) was simply obtaining started. At the time, a resource familiar along with Apple’s construction timeline said the brand-new Union keep spot wasn’t expected to open until the summer of 2016. The most recent progression indicates that the project appears to be sticking to that schedule.
Central Subway construction slightly eases in front of existing SF flagship location
Apple’s existing flagship keep in San Francisco opened simply over twelve years ago in February 2004. It was among the company’s very first “higher profile” retail locations, featuring a preferred glass stairway placed under a huge skylight. As along with its brand-new spot today, Apple built its existing keep from the ground up after demolishing the previous building when it come to the site.
Apple’s current store, located 3 blocks away from the brand-new construction site, is at the intersection of Stockton, Ellis and Market Streets. The spot has actually been plagued along with nonstop construction of the Central Subway for years, which has actually dug underneath Stockton utilizing tunnel boring machines.
While intended to be minimally invasive compared to digging a “reduce and cover” subway passage, the tunnel boring Job has actually closed Stockton Street for much more compared to 3 years. The street (which passes in front of The most recent Apple Store) isn’t expected to reopen until 2017 at the earliest, despite the fact that the edge street (Ellis) has actually now been partially reconstructed over the escavated pedestrian tunnels that pass here it.
The construction Job over the last 2 and a half years hasn’t stopped customers from lining up about the block for the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and 6s product launches, and Apple’s keep remains fairly active nearly of the time, particularly throughout the holidays.
Once the Central Subway is finished (perhaps as very early as the end of 2019), brand-new underground pedestrian walkways will certainly connect the existing Powell Station to the brand-new north-south subway line stopping at a brand-new Union Square station a couple blocks away, when it come to the opposite corner of the park from Apple’s brand-new store.
Apple’s various other severe construction projects nearby
Outside of the brand-new San Francisco flagship store, Apple’s severe construction projects nearby in California contain Campus 2 and its Phase 2 component, too as an $850M solar farm being built by an power companion in Monterey County to the south and rapid, massive expansions of its iCloud data focus facilities in Reno, Nevada to the east.