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Photo Gallery of Stunning New Berlin Apple Store

German Apple website ifun.de has posted a collection of images from the beautiful new Apple Store Kurfürstendamm in Berlin, Germany. The store is located in a century-old theater building in one of the city's major shopping districts. The building measures some 48,000 square feet, though it's unclear how much of that space Apple is occupying.

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Apple first posted job listings for the Kurfürstendamm store back in December of 2011, though it's taken quite a while for Apple's architects to ready the building for shoppers.

The store opens to the public tomorrow, May 3rd, at 5 PM local time.

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18 months ago
100 year old building. Our entire country is only about 237 years old.
Rating: 6 Votes
18 months ago
Why doesn't America get such beautiful stores???
Rating: 5 Votes
18 months ago
I love that display outside the store, the iPhone 5 floating inside a glass case with colored streamers.
Rating: 2 Votes
18 months ago
Stunning. The theatre looks amazing.
Rating: 2 Votes
18 months ago

Why doesn't America get such beautiful stores???


Where on earth do you live? Some of the most amazing stores are in the U.S. - how does this gorgeous German building with a conventional Apple store design inside even begin to compare to Apple's NY stores?
Rating: 2 Votes
18 months ago

Looks like a computer museum.

:p
Rating: 2 Votes
18 months ago

Hmm...

Picture of the Berlin store in the OP...

Apple store, Arden Fair Mall, Sacramento:
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Apple Store, Forum Shoppes at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas:
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Even in places that should be nice, they really aren't. So far in the towns I've traveled to or lived in, the Grove in Los Angeles was the only store that had somewhat of a "wow" factor, and barely at that. So the question stands. Why can't the stores in the US look as elegant as Berlin? We all don't have a Grand Central Station..

BL.

Las Vegas? Sacramento?

Don't compare a mall store to a flagship store. Flagship stores are in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Montreal, Munich, New York, Osaka, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo and Turin; and now, Berlin.
Rating: 1 Votes
18 months ago

Looks like a computer museum.

:p

Maybe a little. :cool:



Computerspielemuseum - Berlin (http://www.computerspielemuseum.de)
Rating: 1 Votes
18 months ago
I do wish there was a little more uniqueness about each store. Inside they all look exactly the same. Would be nice if maybe they allowed each store some leeway to reflect the local culture.

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Why doesn't America get such beautiful stores???


I thought the vogue in America was to knock down old buildings and build new rather then restore and convert. That's why so many Apple stores around Europe look so nice. Apple have simply restored the building to it's former beauty.
Rating: 1 Votes
18 months ago

That's because no one visits malls in Germany anymore since all Germans moved to Berlin.

True. But that's not the reason why not all Americans can live near nice stores.
When your city has great architecture to offer, Apple will rent it.


Roma, the eternal city.


Torino, 4th largest city of Italy.


Bologna, only the 7th largest city, still a very nice store.

Apple will take the very best that is available in each location at that moment.
Or just build their own stuff without any ornaments of local culture.
Rating: 1 Votes

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