Update: Training for Apple Store Grand Central employees began today at a hotel in Times Square,will end Nov 11, ahead of end of Nov opening. (thanks @iDannyOcean)
In August, we had the opportunity to do a thorough walkthrough of the Grand Central Apple Store space (video above) as construction was just getting kicked off. Shortly thereafter, Apple built a wall around the space so that onlookers can’t get a sneak preview of what is to come (though the renderings, below give you a pretty good idea what Apple has in mind).
Today, a tipster from the MTA has provided us with a progress report of sorts. The pictures, show below and taken yesterday, show that construction is well on its way but as we near its anticipated November launch, still show significant work is left to be done. Talking to one of the construction workers, our source said that Apple plans to have it open for Black Friday, if not sooner.
Remember, this is only one part of the huge space which is said to make it one of the biggest, if not the biggest, Flagship Apple Stores in the world. Additional images below:
- Grand-opening of the flagship Hong Kong Apple Store at IFC Center (Video roundup) (9to5mac.com)
- City of Santa Monica approves Apple ‘Glass House’ store without blinking (9to5mac.com)
- Curtains come off early at flagship Hong Kong Apple Store at IFC Center, revealing beautiful inside (9to5mac.com)
- Global triple play: New Apple Store openings Saturday in US, UK and Spain (9to5mac.com)