Originally Posted by the urban politician
^ I don't know. It would be too much like "hey look at me, I'm just like New York!" for me.
New York isn't the only place they've gone with that sort of all glass entry/skylight design. I actually prefer the cylindrical Pudong store.
But, yeah, I suppose there are people who would only have heard of the New York one and think it's a knock-off.
And it would be a very strong piece of branding in a very prominent location (even if there is no sign text and the logo itself is smaller than the one at the existing Magnificent Mile store), so I suppose some people might find it too commercial.
I imagine I'd still prefer it to getting the restaurant entrance depicted in the curbed article plus a renovation of an existing space for the new Apple Store.