The New York City Landmarks Conservancy today announced that Apple has won its 2016 Chairman's Award, due to the Cupertino company's preservation and restoration of a few architecturally important locations within New York City (via iFun.de) [Google Translate].

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Apple's retail location in Grand Central Terminal

The Landmarks Conservancy specifically referred to Apple's SoHo, West 14th Street, Upper East Side, and Grand Central retail stores as the reason behind choosing Apple for the Chairman's Award. Each location selected has historical significance prior to Apple's restoration, including a former banking complex built in 1921 and an old United States Post Office.

The Chairman's Award began in 1988 to recognize "exceptional commitment to the protection and preservation of the rich architectural heritage of New York." Apple will officially receive the award at the Chairman's Luncheon on March 9.

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acctman Avatar
68 months ago
I've always wondered what is the theft rate at the Grand Central location. I've been there before and everything is just in the open.
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ForkHandles Avatar
68 months ago
I have been in several Apple stores across Europe, a common feature of them all are queues, really long queues. the queue is invariably for the Genius Bar. The irony is that it doesn't take a Genius to realise you need more staff manning those desks!

The store in Grand Central seems to have no customers let alone no queues. I must pop over to get my screen fixed!
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Tycho24 Avatar
68 months ago
That's awesome!!!

Nice when they can prove that at their core, there's more to them than just "shareholder concerns"... Apple really is where "technology meets the liberal arts". =)
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finnns2000 Avatar
68 months ago
Definitely some of the most brilliant looking stores around, preservation combined with contemporary minimalism. Their stock dividend is equally mininum.
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Mums Avatar
68 months ago
I did a good job remodeling my apartment in the Lower East Side. I want an Award for Historic Architectural Preservation!
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bosnycseven Avatar
68 months ago
('https://www.macrumors.com/2016/02/03/apple-chairmans-award-architectural-preservation/')


The New York City Landmarks Conservancy today announced that Apple has won its 2016 Chairman's Award, due to the Cupertino company's preservation and restoration of a few architecturally important locations within New York City (via iFun.de ('http://www.ifun.de/apple-stores-in-new-york-apple-erhaelt-auszeichnung-fuer-erhalt-historischer-gebaeude-88023/')) [Google Translate ('http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ifun.de%2Fapple-stores-in-new-york-apple-erhaelt-auszeichnung-fuer-erhalt-historischer-gebaeude-88023%2F&hl=en&langpair=auto|en&tbb=1&ie=UTF-8')].


Apple's retail location in Grand Central Terminal

The Landmarks Conservancy specifically referred to Apple's SoHo ('http://www.apple.com/retail/soho/'), West 14th Street ('http://www.apple.com/retail/west14thstreet/'), Upper East Side ('http://www.apple.com/retail/uppereastside/'), and Grand Central ('http://www.apple.com/retail/grandcentral/') retail stores as the reason behind choosing Apple for the Chairman's Award. Each location selected has historical significance prior to Apple's restoration, including a former banking complex ('https://www.macrumors.com/2015/05/28/apple-store-upper-east-side-nyc-june-13/') built in 1921 and an old United States Post Office ('https://www.macrumors.com/2012/07/12/apple-store-soho-reopens-saturday-july-14thyeah-after-extensive-expansion/').

The Chairman's Award began in 1988 to recognize "exceptional commitment to the protection and preservation of the rich architectural heritage of New York." Apple will officially receive the award at the Chairman's Luncheon on March 9.

Article Link: Apple Receives Chairman's Award for Historic Architectural Preservation in NYC ('https://www.macrumors.com/2016/02/03/apple-chairmans-award-architectural-preservation/')
I have been in several Apple stores across Europe, a common feature of them all are queues, really long queues. the queue is invariably for the Genius Bar. The irony is that it doesn't take a Genius to realise you need more staff manning those desks!

The store in Grand Central seems to have no customers let alone no queues. I must pop over to get my screen fixed!
Having working in that store for years (although I do not work there anymore), I will say very early hours are (somewhat) quiet but past 9:30a, they have an insane amount of traffic at the Genius Bar. That being said, they are probably one of the most efficient teams in the company, so regardless of lines, you'll still be helped in a decently fast manner. Fun fact: There are days this GB does more appointments than any other in the company. (including 5th Ave, which is 24 hours!) And regardless of that fact above, I do usually recommend that GB if my family needs help.
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