Apple constructing it’s new store in Spain on 15th-Century ruins

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In other awkward yet interesting news, Apple is building it’s new store in Madrid Spain right on top of 15th-century hospital ruins, with the government full authority. According to reports from El País the workers discovered degenerated walls that served as the foundation of the Buen Sucesco hospital, which was demolished in 1854.  But rather than halt construction and bring in a team of archeologists
to survey the ruins, city officials came up with a plan that allows the store’s buildout to continue.

The ruins date way back to the 15th century and will be protected, but out of sight currently sit behind glass in the light rail station, allowing them to remain visible to commuters and onlookers.

Originally, the city authority was mooting ordering Apple to build glass panels into the floor that
would allow the apple shoppers see the ruins beneath them, but the idea was dismissed idea due to a “lack of great interest from a visual point of view,”  El País further reports that the new Apple Store will be open in time for Christmas.

Source:  El País (translated)

Via: Gizmodo

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