ifoAppleStore reports this morning on the new Manhattan Apple Store being built on 67th Street and Broadway.  The roof is starting to come together as you can see from the video below (music from Pixar’s Up).  

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Broadway Apple Store Flyover from purnell on Vimeo.

 

…unique architectural designs that will put it in competition for the most spectacular store in the chain. The steel-framed building has risen from the near-total demolition of a former two-level Victoria’s Secret store, with but a single wall retained because of city permit requirements. Priced at over $37.9 million, the 75-foot wide storefront of the building will mimic the all-glass design of the Boylston Street (Boston) store, but with a twist–it will be slanted to mirror the angle of the two streets. Topping of the building will be its most-viewed feature: a slightly-domed glass roof supported by steel arches, all reminiscent of the historic St. Pancras train station in London (UK). The roof will span the rear three-quarters of the retail space, providing light and an airy atmosphere to the interior space. The store was originally reported to open by Thanksgiving, but instead will likely open before Christmas.

 

The building is 75-feet wide on Broadway and 45-feet tall, forming an angle that matches the intersection of the two streets. The structure fits in with the surrounding buildings, and some of the roof structure.

This unique aerial view shows the angled front section of the store, and the curved roof.

 

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