Apple Finalizing Plans for Retail Store at World Trade Center Shopping Mall

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple is finalizing lease plans for the luxury shopping mall planned for the World Trade Center site, according to a report from IFOAppleStore.

    IFO claims the mall developer has already signed a lease with Victoria's Secret and negotiations are in process with Michael Kors, Swatch and Abercrombie & Fitch, among other retailers, including Apple.


    The website for the project contains a number of renderings of the proposed buildings, including the one above of the shopping area.

    Apple already has a number of Apple Retail Stores in New York City including Fifth Avenue, Grand Central, SoHo, Upper West Side, and West 14th Street. The company has long been rumored to be looking at locations for a new store in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.

    Article Link: Apple Finalizing Plans for Retail Store at World Trade Center Shopping Mall
  2. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    It's an Apple Retail Store...Of course it will look good! :p
  3. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    Crap, another awesome Apple store incoming. The Grand Central store is a thing of beauty.
  4. newyorksole macrumors 68020

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
  5. Trauma1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    Financial District is dead after 5:00pm. If I ever need a Genius Bar appointment, I am coming here.
  6. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Yeah but it'll probably close at 5-6 like the rest of the stores though. ;)
  7. Drunken Master macrumors 65816

    Drunken Master

    Jul 19, 2011
  8. snebes macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2008
    Not sure if you're serious, but that is a rendering of the mall in general. There isn't an "Apple" store featured, but there is a generic "PC" store rendering that has many Apple looking devices. It's no where near big enough, though.

    Just makes me think my trip to NYC should be sooner rather than later -- would love to see the sights.
  9. LoadStar macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    I'm beginning to think that Calatrava is a bit of a hack, or at the very least is getting a little repetitive. This looks a lot like the interior of the Milwaukee Art Museum and its Brise Soleil.
  10. marksecho macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2013
    We would love an apple store in northern New England to service the million + people who live in upstate NY, all of Vermont, and northern New Hampshire. Burlington, Vt is the perfect place for one. Big college town. Apple products everywhere I look that need service, replacing etc.
  11. dampfnudel macrumors 68020

    Aug 14, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hopefully, a Brooklyn Apple store is in the works, and not in Williamsburg.
  12. imageWIS macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2009
    Pretty much. Here is Brookfield place in Toronto:

  13. The Mercurian macrumors 65816

    Mar 17, 2012
    So it seem they are finally building the Church of Mac :D
  14. Luap macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2004
    Indeed. But that guy is apparently on an inane comment posting mission and is in quite some rush to do it. Weird!

    But yeah, what Apple store doesn't look good?? ;)
  15. Klosefabrinio macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2013
  16. e-coli macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2002
    It took them 12 years to build the tower. The mall should only take 25 or so.


    Selfishly I'd want one near the Slope, but it's way harder for the billyburg people to get to an Apple Store than it is for ppl in South BK.
  17. StuddedLeather macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2009
    Brooklyn, NYC
    I would seriously rather Downtown Brooklyn or nearby Barclays Center than any where in Williamsburg. Near Barclays the transportation is extremely better from anywhere in the city! That goes for Downtown BK as well. Near Borough Hall.

    Come on Apple! If you're giving Brooklyn it's store make sure the location is feasible for everyone lol
  18. dampfnudel macrumors 68020

    Aug 14, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY

    The rumored 66 Boerum Place location (at Atlantic Ave.) would be perfect. It's near Borough Hall and a bunch of subway lines (2,3,4,5,R,A,C,F,G). It's easily accessible by foot to people living in Downtown, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens. If you live in Park Slope you could also walk or take the B63 bus which would stop right in front of the store. There's a good number of tourists who pass through the area, especially during the warm months. Maybe Apple should open two stores by 2015, one at 66 Boerum and one in Williamsburg.
  19. appleisking macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2013
    It's hardly an issue. For the same price of taking the train to downtown I can go to soho or the 5th ave store. Now for people out in the suburbs or country, location and proximity is far more important.
  20. snebes macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2008
    A hack that's in it for the BIG money. This is the mark he left on Chicago:


    The reason?

  21. e-coli macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2002
    I hardly think the man is a hack. All top tier architects have a strong personal aesthetic. It's self branding. Hadid, Gehry, Meier, Ito..they all have their own stamp.

    Regarding the spire, lets be honest. Chicago is one of the most crooked cities on earth. I lived there for many years. That project was doomed from day 1 considering the players involved.
  22. Hendry macrumors member

    May 30, 2011
    The WTC site is in Tribeca, not the financial district. And it's not so dead in the area after 5. I work a block away.

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