Sure, it’s a temporary fix, but it does make those shot-out glass panels on the brand-new Apple Store in Houston’s Highland Village Shopping Center look all clean and sleek again — if not a little gun-shy. The shattered panel above the Westheimer Rd. entrance has been smoothed over with a covering of adhesive black film. For symmetry’s sake, the film has been applied to the adjacent panel as well, to frame out a new large Apple logo decal in the center. The new decal stands in for the now obscured glowing Apple logo fixture that hangs in the same location just behind the window:
The same window dressing without the logo decal has been applied to the wounded full-height panel on the east side of the same facade. All the better to disguise the store’s battle wounds while it waits for the no-doubt expensive and intricate job of replacing the structural-glass pieces punctured by bullets from an unknown gunman who went on a Westheimer shooting spree early in the morning of April 30th. Now, customers who hadn’t heard about the drive-by shooting might hardly notice the difference: Those darker panes are where parts of the store needed just a little extra protection from Houston’s scorching sun, maybe?
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- Previously on Swamplot: Behind the Shattered Glass at the Highland Village Apple Store