Apple is preparing to open two new retail store location in New York City in 2015, with a space in the upcoming World Trade Center site mall, and a location in a nearly 100-year-old bank building.
According to a report by New York real estate publication The Real Deal, Apple is on the list of high-end retailers expected to open up shop in the upcoming World Trade Center mega mall.
The 365,000-square-foot, multi-level mall, is being developed by Westfield Group.
Apple had been reported to be nearing a lease agreement back in September. Aources say Apple, which is expected to lease an underground space, did not appreciate the rib-like columns of the structure, designed by fame architect and sculptor Santiago Calatrava.
The columns, which extend down into the lower levels of the building, are said to block storefront space normally used for signage and displays.
A report from ifo Apple Store says another Manhattan Apple Store project is underway on the corner of East 74th Street and Madison Avenue. The 93-year-old bank building was first occupied in 1921 by United States Mortgage and Trust Company, and was designed by architect Henry O. Chapman.
The floor space is reportedly 4,000 square-feet at the ground level, a 1,000-square-foot mezzanine and a 4,000-square-foot basement. The store, Apple’s sixth in Manhattan, could open by the end of 2015.