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California Apple Store Could Let the Sun Shine In

Not a spaceship, but still fun to look at, at least for people who like to look at renderings of proposed Apple stores: Here are a couple, showing what appears to be a proposed location on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, featuring a “transparent glass ceiling.”

As Curbed (via MacRumors) notes, a permit request to Santa Monica’s planning commission doesn’t identify the retailer that wants to build this thing, but it sure looks a whole lot like a showcase Apple store.


Bonus for whatever store’s employees do end up working here: “Secure bicycle parking” in the basement. If you’re into that kind of thing.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald