updated 03:30 pm EDT, Thu July 3, 2008
Beijing Apple Store photos
Some of the first photos of the Beijing Apple Store have made their way online, according to a French site. MacPlus says it has obtained a number of photos of the location, which is on Sanlitun street within the Chaoyang district; the site specifically notes that the store is inside a commercial complex called The Village, also home to companies like Nike and Zara. The district as a whole is being revamped to present an appealing image to foreigners visiting during the Olympics.
Although set to open on July 19th, the Sanlitun store is still in comparatively rough shape, with tables out of place, most surfaces undecorated, and construction equipment littering much of the area. Builders have, however, finished the staircase connecting the main floors, one designed after those in some of Apple's other flagship locations.