Project news: Apple looking to patent design of huge glass cylinder in Shanghai
April 19, 2012
Apple has filed a patent application seeking ownership of the design of the massive, elaborate glass cylinder that serves as the entrance to its megastore in Shanghai, China, according to an April 19 AppleInsider report. The store, which opened in mid-2010, is similar to Apple's landmark Fifth Ave. store in New York City, in that the entrance to the underground location is marked by a glass structure on the surface. But unlike the iconic cube found in New York, Apple's Shanghai store features a glass cylinder that is 12 meters tall, according to the article.