updated 10:40 am EDT, Tue October 27, 2009
Location long under development
Apple is finally on the verge of finishing its fourth Manhattan retail store, eyewitness reports note. The outlet is situated at the corner of Broadway and 67th, near Lincoln Center and the Julliard School. Likely because of a more elaborate design in a prestigious neighborhood, the store has taken some time to build, having been in development for well over a year.
The location's black construction facade has been newly covered with the image of a red curtain, including text at one corner promising that the shop should be "opening soon." The store itself is known to have a large glass facade, measuring 75 feet long, 30 feet wide and 54 feet tall. Three floors are expected: one at street level, followed by two underground, one of which should be restricted to workers.
Like Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store, the Upper West Side location is believed to have a spiraling glass staircase. An opening is anticipated in November, likely before the Thanksgiving rush. New York City is home to one of the densest concentrations of Apple Stores in the world, rivaling even San Francisco, far closer to the company's Cupertino headquarters.