New Apple Store “prototype” in Palo Alto

The new Apple Store will be located at 340 University Avenue in Palo Alto, just a block away from the present location.  This one’s going to have a transparent glass front, and trees in it which will grow with natural light from vast skylights above.  This report here says that “the plans call for moving a bicycle rack, newspaper rack and trash bin (from the) front of the building to avoid distracting from the visual effect.”  You think?
Here’s the City of Palo Alto Architectural Review Board staff report for 340 University Avenue (PDF.) Meanwhile, let’s check in at the Microsoft Store.  Ah, still dancing and shut up.  (Ack.  Reading too much Mosspuppet.  Sorry.)

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