In 2014, the news emerged that Apple would open a store in the underground part of the new World Trade Center in New York. Recently the subject came up and it seemed that it would still be a while before we see the thing done, but it looks like it was well in advance.
And the big day has come! The inauguration of Apple World Trade Center it will be at noon today (for the local New York time) and some people have had the privilege of taking a look around.
New Apple Store opens at WTC Transit Center on Tuesday. It's huge. 2 floors. Takes up 1/4 of Oculus. pic.twitter/Nl6I2XKi8N
– Rich Brome (@rbrome) August 14, 2016
New Apple Store opens at WTC Transit Center on Tuesday. huge. 2 floors. It occupies 1/4 of the Oculus.
The store is located on the lower floor inside the monument called Oculus (a kind of transport hub) and was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, who is also responsible for the design of the Palo Alto store. Some people who passed by did not resist recording images, even outside.
Also check out a video of the store:
THE The Architect’s Newspaper He already had access to the store and published some photos of the interior of it, which are included in the gallery at the top of this article.
New York is really well served by iconic Apple Stores to visit. This is the seventh (!) That the company opens in big Apple.
Update by Rafael Fischmann · 08/16/2016 s 14:13
THE AppleInsider recorded the presence of Apple’s senior vice president of retail and online stores, Angela Ahrendts, l at the opening:
Update II, by Rafael Fischmann · 08/16/2016 s 19:49
Apple shared some really cool photos today:
Official photo of the opening of the Apple World Trade Center
According to Apple, there are 270 employees working there including New Yorkers and also members of the staff 49 different Apple Stores.
Update III, by Rafael Fischmann · 08/16/2016 s 21:10
Angela herself too tweeted about opening the store:
Humbled to have Apple at the World Trade Center. We look forward to serving everyone in this remarkable community. pic.twitter/6Iu01tc35o
– Angela Ahrendts (@AngelaAhrendts) August 16, 2016
Proud to have Apple at the World Trade Center. We are excited to serve everyone in this incredible community.