Thanks to Greg for the photos of construction on the Palo Alto 2 (N. Calif.) retail store taken in late September 2012. The final store will feature stone walls, an arched glass roof and a glass storefront.
You can see the arched form of the glass roof.
As it frequently does, Apple completely reconstructed the sidewalk in front of the future store. The panels scribed into the cement will no doubt line up with the front window panels.
A second view of how the sidewalk was reconstructed, including the wheelchair ramp.
This view from the sidewalk shows a portion of the glass roof and the steel support structure.
These crates with the “Made in Italy” stencil contain stone floor tiles.
A view of another create, this sone for the sidewall stone. It shows the foam packing materials, and lettering on each stone that identify its eventual location within the wall grid.
This view shows how the stone is created, and also that some of the stone has an L-shaped lip on them.
This view shows the thickness of the stone sidewall stone.
The 72cm x 72cm stone floor tiles are ready for installation.
This label on one create of floor tiles shows that it was originally intended for a renovation at the North Michigan Avenue retail store in Chicago (Ill.). it also shows the stone and create were prepared over one year ago.
The view is of the west side of the store, at the rear. The store extends past the rear walls of the adjacent stores. Eventually this wall will be covered with stone.
This peek past the black netting shows the upper portion of the front glass storefront, and the arched glass roof.