Chicago’s new Apple store is thrillingly transparent, elegantly
understated and a boon to the city’s riverfront.
With its huge sheets of laminated glass and an ultra-thin roof of
lightweight carbon fiber the store, opening Friday, is
simultaneously present and absent, there and not there. From North
Michigan Avenue, you look through its glassy membrane and see the
river’s blue-green waters and passing tour boats. A plaza of
tiered granite steps spills down to the riverfront.
Looks beautiful — very much in the same spirit as Apple Park.