Apple Stores With Glass Staircases

Several of Apple's stores have dramatic glass stairways, which are described in more details here. The designs includes straight runs, spirals left and right (from the ground floor), right-angles, and switch-backs, rising to either two-levels or three-levels, or descending one level.

  • Soho (NYC) - straight run to second level, first glass staircase that was installed
  • The Grove (LA) - straight run to second level
  • North Michigan Avenue (Chicago) - straight run to second level
  • San Francisco - straight run to second level
  • Shinsaibashi (Osaka, Japan) - spirals left to second level; first spiral design, suspended from ceiling by steel rods. First spiral staircase design.
  • Regent Street (London) - straight run to second level, widest staircase at 2.4 meters
  • Nagoya (Japan) - straight run to second level, ballastrade is the supporting structure, doesn't touch the ground level
  • Shibuya (Japan)- spirals right to second level at rear wall of store, supported from ground level
  • Fifth Avenue (NYC) - spirals left to underground, supported from ground level; circular glass elevator in center tube (unique)
  • West 14th Street (NYC) - spirals left to second and third-levels, supported from ground level. Tallest design of any store (3 levels, with Boylston Street)
  • Milton Keynes (UK) - very narrow, tight left turn at rear of store to second level
  • Boylston Street (Boston) - spirals left to second and third-levels, supported from ground level. Tallest design (with West 14th Street)
  • George Street (Sydney, Australia)- two separate stairways leading to upper levels, both straight runs of glass, one on top of each other, with a milk-white ceiling over the top, and view ports at the top and bottom of structure. The stairways are hidden away behind the back wall.
  • The Village at Sanlitun (Beijing (China) - a straight run from ground floor to second level, with one landing, and a small glass landing/bridge at the upper level. The stairway is tucked into a narrow space and is suspended from the ceiling by steel rods.
  • Sainte Catherine (Montreal, Canada) - A small, compact switch-back staircase at the back of the store going from ground floor to second level. Takes an ascending left turn.
  • Victoria Square (Belfast, Ireland) - A small, compact staircase at the back of the store from ground-floor to second level. Takes an ascending left turn.
  • Cabot Circus (Bristol, UK) - A duplicate of Victoria Square--a small, compact staircase at the back of the store from ground-floor to second level. Takes an ascending left turn.
  • Bahnhofstrasse (Zurich, Switzerland) - straight run to the second level from the rear
  • Rosenstrasse (Munich, Germany) - A small, compact, left-ascending spiral staircase centered at the back of a 30-foot wide store. Supported by steel rods from the ceiling.
  • Liverpool One (Liverpool, UK) - A compact, ascending-right staircase to the upper level.
  • Covent Garden (London, UK) - An full ascending-left staircase to the mezzanine. Also has a four-section, straight-run staircase at the rear of the store.
  • Xidan Joy Life (Beijing, China) - A compact, ascending-left staircase at the rear of the store to the second level, and it also faces the upper-rear entrance out into the mall.
  • Hong Kong Plaza (Shanghai, China) - A full ascending-left staircase to the mezzanine level.
  • Amsterdam (The Netherlands) - A full ascending-left staircase to the mezzanine level.
  • Shanghai iapm (China) - A right-ascending spiral staircase linking two levels.