Apple spent $1 million on the stairs in the new San Francisco Apple Store (AAPL)


Apple budgeted $1 million for the staircases of its new San Francisco flagship Apple Store.

The data shows that Apple expected to spend $23.6 million building and renovating the store, based on the construction permits it obtained. Nineteen million dollars of that was slated for the exterior of the building.

Those are just ballpark figures — Apple gave these numbers to San Francisco City Hall before construction actually began, so real costs could be higher.

Here’s what a half-million-dollar staircase looks like:


And here’s the other one:


Apart from the $1 million staircases, the signage on the exterior of the building was budgeted at $82,000 … but the Apple logo was only $2,000.


Plus, Apple budgeted $50,000 on the support systems for the gigantic video screen in the new store — which is good, because that screen reportedly cost $1.5 million on its own.