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当初ジョブズが考えた五番街のガラスキューブはもっと大きいものだった・・・

The Story Behind the Apple Store Cube | NYMag

“The point of the meeting,” Shannon recalled, “was that Steve wanted to show Harry what his vision was for that site. We got there and they had this beautiful wood model of the building and plaza, and there’s this 40‐by‐40‐foot glass cube in the middle of the plaza. And Harry knew immediately that that was the right answer. Our original ideas had the glass pavilion closer to the street, because the zon­ing laws required a street wall for that site. And the Apple team put it right in the middle, more like the Louvre…

Macklowe knew that the only major flaw in Jobs’s concept was the size. Forty feet was too big — not just for zoning restrictions but for the scale of the building. No one would like it — not the city, not the tenants. He also knew that talking about it with Jobs wouldn’t get him anywhere. He’d have to show Apple what he meant. He invited Apple’s retail development executives, Ron Johnson and Robert “Rob” Briger, to the building two weeks after the Cupertino meeting, to view a scaffolding mock‐up of the cube — in the dead of night. (Regulations forbade Macklowe to build during the day.)

Around two in the morning, the group met in front of the GM Building. The 40‐foot cube was unveiled. They all agreed it was too big. It obscured the building. Macklowe was grinning. He then gave the signal, and the model was dismantled — only to reveal a 30‐foot cube he had secretly constructed underneath.

His magic trick worked. Apple was sold on the smaller cube.

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そして Shawn King の思い出・・・

The untold story of how the Apple store “Cube” landed in midtown New York | The Loop

I still remember meeting Steve Jobs in New York on Fifth Avenue in 1999 after a Macworld Expo. He and his lovely wife were just standing on the street looking across it and talking. I walked up and introduced myself and we chatted for a few minutes.

It wasn’t until years later I realized they had been standing opposite what would eventually become the Fifth Ave Cube and Jobs was scouting the location.

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[今朝アップルストアで片づける作業員:photo

ニューヨーク五番街のアップルストアが時ならぬ浸水で水浸しになった

たしか先日のニューヨーク大水害では大丈夫だったハズなのにどうして?

NYPOST.com: “Leak sends water pouring into Apple Store on Fifth Avenue” by Julia Marsh and Kevin Fasick: 08 May 2013

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ドカーン

その時店にいたお客の話:

「今朝の5時45分頃、私はアップルストアにいた。コンピュータのバックアップに問題があったためだ。突然みんなが叫び始めた。水漏れがしていたが・・・ドカーン・・・突然天井が開いて水が噴き出した。みんなはそこら中のものを集めたり、テーブルを動かしたり・・・。電気に問題があったようには思えなかった。もしそうなら避難させたはずだ。」

“I was down there at 5:45am because I had trouble backing up my computer and everyone started yelling,” customer Errol Rappaport, 68, told The Post. “There was a leak then–boom–the whole thing opened up out of the ceiling. Then everyone started scrambling, moving tables…It didn’t look like there were any electrical issues otherwise they would have evacuated the store.”

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ニューヨークのど真ん中のアップルストアでそんなことが起きるとは・・・

工事ミスが原因のようだが、店員たちが急遽溢れた水を拭き取って事なきを得たようだ。

その間もアップルストアは開いていたというから、さすがニューヨーク・・・

[via The Loop

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