Boston Apple Store Clears Key Hurdle

Appleis long-delayed Boston retail store finally cleared a key hurdle when it received preliminary approval from the cityis Back Bay Architectural Commission, according to TechWeb. Apple previously had problems with the new store because of requirements that its three-story design fit in with surrounding architecture.

In June, the Back Bay Architectural Commission had told Apple to "replicate or preserve the existing facade" of the building that the company wants to demolish for the store. Apple wants to put a glass facade on the new store, along with a spiral glass staircase at the center, similar to the layout of other multi-story retail locations. The company has apparently appeased the commissionis demands.

Plans for the store still have to receive approval from other agencies in Boston, however.