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Apple store construction leads to discovery of 15th century ruins

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Jul 2013 18:57 User comments (1)

Apple store construction leads to discovery of 15th century ruins During construction of the new Apple flagship store in Madrid, Spain, workers discovered 15th century ruins belonging to an old hospital.
The workers came across the ancient hospital while digging out the area for the store's basement.

Buen Suceso hospital, as it was called, was demolished in the 1850s to make room for more buildings. A church that was next to the hospital was also demolished at the time. The remains of the church were discovered in 2009 when construction workers were building the Cercanías light rail station.

Apple was actually informed they may find ruins while building the 6000 square-foot flagship before construction started.

While Apple had considered putting the hospital wall in a display case, it has decided instead on "changing the design of the store to symbolically trace the outline of the walls of the old hospital."

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112.7.2013 2:05

What do Apple stores need with basements? Is it the place where they detain those who want to break free of a closed eco-system?


John Werner
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