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Old Posted Jun 19, 2021, 5:01 AM
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Maybe it's some kind of stormwater storage system for the roof?

https://www.layfieldgroup.com/StormWaterProducts.aspx

The greenwall will be watered by rainwater runoff. It looks like that front section might serve as a tank with some kind of waterproofing installed?
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2021, 5:23 AM
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That's interesting, thanks!
... and potentially catastrophic for the retail tenants below (?)
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2021, 10:15 PM
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Definitely a different system than the one originally installed below the plaza in front of 725.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2021, 4:06 PM
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Another new Apple Store opening today in a historic building, this time DTLA. I prefer these stores with prior history, as opposed to the new cookie cutter glass shoebox design. While I don't doubt the Pacific Centre store will have quality, it now seems dated before it has even been built (which I doubt was the intent). One also has to wonder what will become of this store after Apple eventually departs?

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/...n-los-angeles/
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2021, 6:18 PM
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Another new Apple Store opening today in a historic building, this time DTLA. I prefer these stores with prior history, as opposed to the new cookie cutter glass shoebox design. While I don't doubt the Pacific Centre store will have quality, it now seems dated before it has even been built (which I doubt was the intent). One also has to wonder what will become of this store after Apple eventually departs?

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/...n-los-angeles/
Wow, what a beautiful, classy, elegant building !!
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2021, 9:39 PM
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Really interesting dimensions on that old theatre.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2021, 11:22 PM
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Another new Apple Store opening today in a historic building, this time DTLA. I prefer these stores with prior history, as opposed to the new cookie cutter glass shoebox design. While I don't doubt the Pacific Centre store will have quality, it now seems dated before it has even been built (which I doubt was the intent). One also has to wonder what will become of this store after Apple eventually departs?

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/...n-los-angeles/
it is very nice. that's probably my favourite Apple Store i have seen so far.

but, it is hard for us to get an Apple Store like that when any of the old buildings we have are either still in use, or are on the DTES. we don't have the same options.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2021, 11:43 PM
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it is very nice. that's probably my favourite Apple Store i have seen so far.

but, it is hard for us to get an Apple Store like that when any of the old buildings we have are either still in use, or are on the DTES. we don't have the same options.
Yes, Apple took a long time to find an appropriate location and have pockets big enough to pretty much go anywhere. This is the best we’re going to get.
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Old Posted Jun 25, 2021, 12:45 AM
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but, it is hard for us to get an Apple Store like that when any of the old buildings we have are either still in use, or are on the DTES. we don't have the same options.
Sinclair Centre comes to mind but is off the beaten track.
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Old Posted Jun 25, 2021, 1:20 AM
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The DTLA store is in less than the most desired location, so they are willing to venture outside of prime locations. I've also wondered what they could have done at the Sinclair Centre, including the now very dated interior courtyard, as just one better option.
It will also be interesting to see what they will come up for Oakridge, as it has been suggested it will be a flagship.
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Sinclair Centre comes to mind but is off the beaten track.
The current Vancouver Art Gallery space would be ideal. With their deep pockets, Apple could contribute a sizeable amount towards the new gallery.. then take over some/most/all of the old space.

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Since Robson Square is owned by the Province, I hear the space will be returned to court house use.
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Old Posted Jun 25, 2021, 6:17 PM
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excuse me for posting in this thread, but the reply is germaine to it

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Since Robson Square is owned by the Province, I hear the space will be returned to court house use.
That seems the most probable and logical outcome, yes. Personally, I find that rather dry. I'd love to see it become a conservatory of music, with (in a fantasy edition) a concert hall below it. Vancouver's music scene could use a large plasma injection, and what better place to have it than in the classy, snazzy, central Rattenbury building. That is asking too much I know.
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Old Posted Jun 25, 2021, 6:19 PM
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The current Vancouver Art Gallery space would be ideal. With their deep pockets, Apple could contribute a sizeable amount towards the new gallery.. then take over some/most/all of the old space.

Ron.
Way too big a space. And would a retailer want to be front and centre to every protest in town?
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Old Posted Jun 25, 2021, 7:04 PM
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Way too big a space. And would a retailer want to be front and centre to every protest in town?
Isn't Apple's marketing built around rebelling against Big Brother? Oops that was 1984.
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2021, 10:56 PM
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Glass being installed on the mall entrance.

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Glass being installed on the roof of the mall entrance.

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I drove past that the other day, that glass entrance will stands out, it looked good.
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