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Locals have objected to Apple building a store in Stockholm's Kungsträdgården (Kungsan) park. Protestors said the intrusion of a tasteful glass temple of overpriced consumer electronics encroaches into the public space, ruining the character of the park. The Swedish capital has owned the park since 1970. The opposition to …

  1. Casca

    It is not "only" a shop. It is an ugly monstrosity of a shop that we don't want. We the hell would we need a apple glasshouse taking up that much space? The resturant is not pretty no but replace it then with something useful...

    1. Bronek Kozicki Silver badge
      Joke

      ... a nicer restaurant, perhaps?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        An Ikea.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Calm down

      Calm down and prepare to join the first volunteer battalion of Ikea. For a more detailed description of where we are going and where it will end (spoiler - in the book it is Stockholm) read the book in the link. It is worth it.

    3. Shadow Systems Silver badge

      At Casca, re: a glass building.

      Remember the old addage that those that live in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks?

      A corrollary of that is they also shouldn't provoke others to throw rocks at them.

      Would you care for a bag of rocks? =-D

    4. big_D Silver badge

      It looks like an eye-sore. The building doesn't fit in with any of its surroundings.

      In many places planning permission would be refused purely on those grounds. The building should fit in with its surroundings, which, looking at the model seem to be at least 19th Century in design.

      Make the new building modern, but it should still reflect the style of its surroundings.

      1. mickaroo

        Shouldn't that be iSore...?

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  3. Mint Sauce

    Maybe a better design would be...

    ...a nice walled garden?

    ;-)

    1. Captain Hogwash Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: Maybe a better design would be...

      Or...

      "a modern-day town square, where everyone is welcome in a space where the best of Apple comes together to connect with one another, discover a new passion, or take their skill to the next level,"

      The question is, will this square have rounded corners?

      1. RunawayLoop

        Re: Maybe a better design would be...

        "The question is, will this square have rounded corners?"

        No but it does have a notch

  4. Marketing Hack Silver badge
    Devil

    Apple has responded to criticism....inviting people to think of an Apple Store as a "public square"

    Yes, a public square. The people who want to be able to replace the motherboard on their laptos are in the stocks over there. And tomorrow we will be beheading a guy who cracked his iPhone X.

  5. Marketing Hack Silver badge
    Big Brother

    I have seen the future....

    And its your Google urban smarthome charging another box of laxatives to your Google Pay account every time you have to strain on the toilet.

  6. Chris G Silver badge

    Toronto

    In Google's 'Data driven utopia' do they have marching bands playing the Radetzky March continuously?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Toronto

      I don't know, but Toronto should be delighted that this miniGoogleplex is going to syphon the twats out of the rest of their lovely city. Every Apple-victim, every bearded hipster, half of all milennials will be relentlessly sucked in, and then will stay of their own "free will".

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Toronto

      In Google's 'Data driven utopia' do they have marching bands playing the Radetzky March continuously?

      Don't know. I still fondly recall the days when Waterloo Station played Lillibulero to keep the commuters moving fast and in step. Twats have presumably stopped it for fear of offending some bunch of whining, worthless, f***ers.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's happening everywhere.

    Apple want to appropriate part of Federation Square here in Melbourne (Australia) for yet another Apple store. And the state government, of course, is tripping over themselves in the rush to give them a very generous deal. Heaven forbid they go and set up somewhere else, and we - oh the horror! - miss out.

    Crazy times.

  8. Gotno iShit Wantno iShit

    Keep your food miles low

    In the google town, those big vats top right, is that where the soylent green is made?

  9. M7S
    Mushroom

    "where everyone is welcome in a space where the best of Apple comes together"

    Will this apply to any person wearing an El Reg T-shirt and perhaps asking for a few words with a press officer?

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