Apple market director Jason Barlia has confirmed the company's plans to open a retail store at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in Lower Manhattan, according to CNET. The store will be located in the Oculus transit and retail complex, and it is expected to open later this year.
The location will mark Apple's tenth retail store in New York City after its first Brooklyn store opens in Williamsburg this Saturday. Apple has another six stores in Manhattan, one in Queens, and one on Staten Island. The Bronx is the only borough that remains without an Apple Store within New York City limits.
Apple's plans to open a retail store at the new World Trade Center have been rumored since 2013, and an alteration permit confirmed the company's construction plans earlier this year. The store is said to be situated at the underground level, and it will reportedly span two floors with up to 10,000 square feet of space each.
Update: Apple plans to open its World Trade Center retail store on August 16, the latest projected opening date of the Oculus complex, according to multiple sources.
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Have you even been to the memorial site? (serious question)
[doublepost=1469744527][/doublepost] MOST of those skyscrapers existed prior to 9/11, and simply weren't brought down in the attack, or subsequently due to collateral damage. Where do you draw the line with your solution? Do you lower the entirety of Manhattan out of "respect to the victims?"
The best response to terrorism is to rebuild, bigger, stronger and more grandiose. Memorials are fine, but it shouldn't look like we're wallowing in sadness 15 years on. That just sends the message that their attack had an impact, and encourages more.
Here in the humble UK we pretty much have one per city, excluding London. Though our cities must seem like quaint villages :D