Chicago’s new Apple store features MacBook-inspired roof
Chicago’s new flagship Apple Store will feature a MacBook-inspired roof topping at its entrance, as videos from the Chicago Tribune and Twitter surfaced last week detailing the roof’s installation.
Designed by Foster + Partners, the design, which offers unobstructed views of the Chicago River as a tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie-style homes just outside the city, consists of lightweight fibre-reinforced polymer in order to be as thin as possible.
The 20,000 square-foot store is divided into a glass entrance pavilion with a grand staircase that descends into the lower levels, and echoes its patented 5th Avenue design.
The below video shows the installation of the rooftop: