A new Apple Store with beautiful glass architecture is currently pegged for the Stanford campus in Palo Alto, Calif., reported Palo Alto Online (via MacRumors). The building process has begun in a shopping center on Stanford’s campus, as workers are covering the building with black sheets (in typical Apple fashion). However, the building is so large —12,100 square feet total and 23 feet tall in a single story —it is certainly not an easy thing to miss. Apple submitted plans for the new building to the city of Palo Alto last October, although, Apple did not attach its name to the plans. On May 11, the finalized plans were given to the builders so construction could begin, and Apple’s name finally unearthed.

As you can see in the mockup above, the store is made entirely out of glass and looks very close to Apple’s Fifth Avenue Store in New York, which also has an exquisite glass entrance way. It even features a stone structure in the middle that separates the store into two parts. Similar stores are currently being designed in Portland, Oregon, and France.

IfoAppleStore reported that the new store in Stanford would replace the mini Apple Store that is based 700 feet away from the construction site of the new one. The publication also claimed the new store will be built by Apple architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, with a grand opening—and closure of the mini store—slated for the end of the year

How pretty!

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