Apple’s sleek glass and metal constructed stores are oft-admired around the world.
It’s not quite the case in Melbourne, Australia, where a proposed global flagship store in the city’s Federation Square has been the subject of controversy since it was announced in December.
The Victorian state government has been criticised for giving up a part of the city’s most culturally significant spaces with no public consultation.
Apple said the new store will “increase the public space within Federation Square through thoughtful planning and landscaping,” but the two-storey concept is continuing to face opposition. Read more…