All kneel before the holy holy
It's being dubbed Apple Mecca, a new and very huge (a whopping 25,000 square feet), mostly underground Apple store in midtown Manhattan, for how its above-ground entrance bears an uncanny resemblance to the big black Ka'bah (AKA: The House O' Abraham) to whence all Islamic pilgrims take their grueling mandatory hajj and also because it shall be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and hence shall be the place New Yorkers shall take a holy pilgrimage whenever they crave a new iPod Nano at 4:00 am or when they desperately need to have the Mac geeks at the Genius Bar instruct them on how to purge all the gay teen chat transcripts and German fetish porn from their iBooks before their Senate confirmation hearings.
As if the cool and disturbing and telling and sexy and weird (in equal turns) iPod vending machines springing up in airports and at Macy's weren't enough. Mecca is rising at 5th and 59th in midtown Manhattan, and will also be the first Apple store to offer a full-sized iPod Bar which, presumably, will serve pink iPods blended with vodka.
Makes the downtown SF Apple flagship, at only 10,800 square feet, seem sort of meek and small and boring, no?
April 10 2006 at 09:17 AM|