Gallery: Renderings of Apple’s Giant Chinese Store

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Apple's giant new retail store in Beijing. Rendering by architect Ben Wood.

Apple is preparing to open a huge new retail store in China’s capitol just steps from the historic Tiananmen Square.

Renderings of the giant, three-story store have been published on the website of U.S. architect Ben Wood, who is based in Shanghai.

The store will be built on Qianmen Street, an up-and-coming shopping strip just blocks from the great square, which has seen huge military parades as well as student protests.

Expected to open as soon as the fall, the store will be Apple’s second in Beijing and its ninth in Asia.

The design mixes traditional Chinese architecture with Apple’s signature glass and steel. It will feature a glass staircase spiraling through all three stories, plus a huge white Apple logo above the front door.

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