architecture stories

 
Love or hate the products, there's no denying that Apple's got something crazy going on with its stores. Fashioned after Apple's "Cube" in Manhattan, the company's new Shanghai location has a big glass cylinder above ground and the rest of the store under. It's so striking, we're tossing in a few more images down below. Shanghaiist, via Gizmodo
 
The "Sands Skypark" in Singapore is a pool, greenway and casino with an usual location. The whole thing sits atop not one, but three skyscrapers that make up the Marina Bay Sands hotel. The infinity pool itself is nearly 500 feet in length and features no discernible edge. So what would happen if you swam over?
 
Bay Arch, a Denmark-based architecture firm, has a pretty radical idea for overhauling California's famous Hollywood sign: turn it into a posh hotel boasting clubs, movie theaters, spas and more. The 105-foot structure would preserve the original 45-foot sign, though...

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