The latest Apple Store in New York is set to open this Saturday in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, at 940 Madison Avenue. In typical Apple fashion, the new store is located in a historic structure, the U.S. Mortgage & Trust Co. building, a two-story neo-Classical structure originally constructed in 1921 and designed by architect Henry O. Chapman, of Barney & Chapman. The 12,580-square-foot building features a limestone facade which looks to have been cleaned as part of the renovation. The entrance features Knoxville marble with bronze entry doors. Inside, supposedly Apple has kept the original tenant's bank vault, perhaps to store those fancy gold watches. Prior tenants included fashion brand V.B.H. which occupied a Peter Marino renovated space. The building still retains its fashion retail heritage as it houses jeweler David Webb, at the last northern bay and the second floor. Tthere is no word yet on whether Apple will eventually take over the entire building. A grand opening for the store has been set for this Saturday.
Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Program: Retail; Location: Upper East Side, New York, NY; Completion: June 13, 2015.