Apple’s iconic Fifth Avenue retail store might be turning eight today, but the company is looking to boost its New York presence with a new store on the city’s Upper East Side.
City building permits, dated May 15, detail soil testing at the new site, along with the demolition of the building’s current interior — costing a total of $80,000. The new Apple Store is set to be located at no. 940 Madison Avenue, a limestone and marble building currency occupied by luxury retailer VBH.
The building offers a storefront approximately 95-foot wide, with a total of 9,000 square feet of space — including a bank vault.
The names on the May 15 documents include Apple’s long-time architectural firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, as well as engineering firm Eckersley O’Callaghan, which specializes in glass structures.
Permits for the future store’s major construction, as well as heating/air conditioning, and signage have not yet been issued.
Is it too early to book the day off work to visit?