Apple's Upper East Side branch in a 1920s Beaux Arts bank

Apple has long made a habit of setting up shop in storied buildings around the world and is about to receive recognition for its preservation efforts in Manhattan.

The New York Landmarks Conservancy – a conservation group – will present the tech giant with its Chairman’s Award for ‘marrying high tech and distinguished architecture’ in its city stores.

These include a branch in Grand Central station as well as a recent opening in a 1920s Beaux Arts bank in the Upper East Side.

But it’s not only in New York where the iPhone-maker has brought historical buildings back to prominence. Its London flagship on Regent Street is housed in a 19th-century building while in Paris, Apple took over a converted bank opposite the capital’s famed Palais Garnier opera house.

[via The Verge]



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