You all remember the Apple Store in Chicago , yes, the one shaped like a Macbook. Apparently, it suffers from a design flaw that would affect in cold seasons.
During these days with really low temperatures , the carbon fiber roof of this tent, is accumulating a lot of snow that could be dangerous for pedestrians.
Not only that, some animal defenders have denounced that the large windows of the shop, together with the lights inside, confuse the birds by bumping into them.
Apple presented this new Apple Store in the month of October , very close to a river and perfectly integrated with the urban environment without polluting its views.
The design flaw would be related to the carbon fiber roof (which is very similar to a MacBook). This one has no de-icing system. The problem is so serious, that they had to cut some accesses and areas near the shop.
The roof would be forming stalactites around the edge of it, being one of the most dangerous and limited parts of the area. All this to preserve the safety of passers-by and customers who come to this Apple Store.
This problem joins that of the birds crashing into the 10-meter windows surrounding the Chicago Apple Store. These could be disoriented by the lights inside, directly impacting them. Some birds were found dead near the store.
Apple responded that they would dim the lights as much as possible to avoid these incidents at the Apple Store . On the accumulated ice, for the moment the only solution is to limit the area and wait for the storm to pass.
What do you think of the Apple Store in Chicago? Do you think it can be easily fixed?