Over two years after Apple’s architects filed blueprints for the MacArthur Chambers (Brisbane), another set of drawings has appeared in the city’s planning files, providing revisions to certain construction details and finally confirming the store is a “go.” The revisions were filed last week, and are mostly minor changes to a back stairway, mezzanine wall and certain window details. Construction on the building began just after the previous bookstore tenant moved out in mid-2011. The bankruptcy of the store’s major contractor in mid-2012 delayed the project, and there were also reportedly more delays created by installing a modern retail store within an historic building. Earlier this year court action seemed to indicate the project had been entirely canceled. But the latest blueprints show the project is active. A landscape plan filed Wednesday reveals that Apple will remove distracting sidewalk items in front of the store, and align two trees to create symmetry with the façade elements of the building. According to tipsters, the store could open this October. Download (pdf) the interior blueprints and the landscape plan for more details.
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