Architecture blog Urbanfile today released new photos showing the construction of the soon to be completed Amphitheater in Milan.
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Apple Plaza Liberty will be the 17th Apple retail store in Italy, and the first to fully encompass the idea of Apple stores as modern city squares. We reported Apple's plans for the ambitious project for the first time last January, and construction started shortly thereafter.
Unlike most recent retail projects, Apple has not relinquished expressing its enthusiasm over the upcoming store, set up a teaser site with design renderings paying attention to the public assembly room and the fountain of the store last fall iPhone X Keynote.
When completed, Apple hopes the historic square is the perfect place to relax, meet friends and watch a summer movie. Like Apple Fifth Avenue in New York City, the store's entire sales area is underground. Unique to the Piazza Liberty, however, is the entrance area, where visitors descend between two towering water walls.
Today's photos show the structure of the fountain almost completely, after being shrouded by a temporary structure was built over the entire space for over a year. Architectural models created by Foster + Partners show what the interior of the store will look like when it's finished.
More pictures of the construction progress can be found below. Visit Urbafile for a full picture gallery and stay up-to-date with all Apple Store News in our Dealer Guide. If you are in Milan near Piazza Liberty and are taking photos of the construction progress, you can send it to us on Twitter or by e-mail.
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