The world’s biggest Apple store is coming to San Francisco, and it might not be too far away. After announcing plans to build a flagship store in the City by the Bay last May, it seems Apple may finally be getting closer to achieving this goal.
The long-anticipated flagship store would be the closest to Apple’s base in Silicon Valley, however a project as big as this would always be required to meet strict approvals and guidelines from both the city and the company itself. After months of planning, the project has taken a step forward; the San Francisco Planning Commission has accepted Apple’s proposed plans for the store, which will be based in the Union Square shopping district.
The store, which was designed by Foster + Partners, will have to live up to and exceed Apple’s reputation for beautifully designed retail outlets. The plans for the flagship store show a two-story building with a floor-to-ceiling glass front and box-shaped silver sides. Reportedly, the store will employ as many as 400 workers and is intended to become “more iconic than the glass cube in New York City”.