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Chicago Apple store on the snow, ice hazards call for ‘fine-tuning’

A general view of the inside of a new Apple store in Chicago, Illinois, usa, 19 October 2017.

(Reuters)

Looks like Apple has gotten caught in the roots of California.

The Silicon Valley tech giant’s flagship store in Chicago, which opened in October, was designed with a range of architectural bells and whistles — except, perhaps, paying more attention to the harsh winter reality of the Windy City.

Design error in the Apple flagship store. https://t.co/eNdvFlE7nC pic.twitter.com/LSgSdvUaVr

— Matt Maldre (@mattmaldre) December 29, 2017

The building’s tight rooftop is now considered to be a danger to the public, with sharp icicles to form above a terrace where people walk, the San Francisco Chronicle. Large parts of the plaza were covered with yellow tape Friday — and signs reading, “caution: Watch out for Falling Snow and Ice.”

An Apple spokesman told the Chicago Tribune that the warming system built into the roof “needed some fine-tuning,” in which he said Friday.

“It is hopefully a temporary problem,” Nick Leahy added.

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