Smacking headlong into glass walls is a problem for visitors to Apple properties, both human and avian.
The fancy newon Michigan Avenue in Chicago has a huge, impressive-looking glass facade that offers striking vistas of the river. Unfortunately the view is a killer in more ways than one.
"Birds flying near the river soon became a problem as they crashed into the Apple store's soaring all-glass facade and plunged to their deaths," according to a report in the Chicago Business Journal.
The reportof Apple's own workers at its new Silicon Valley headquarters walking into glass walls as they stare into their iPhones.
The Chicago store has been lauded by architecture critics for its innovative design, but issues have emerged since it opened last September. Other complaints mentioned in the report include cracks appearing prematurely in the glass facade and a "huge number of steps" between street level and the sales floor, posing a potential falling hazard to customers.
Apple did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
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