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].
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.Прочетете повече
Apple has announced that its 31st and 32nd retail stores in China will open in Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu, and Guangzhou on Saturday, January 16 and Thursday, January 28 respectively. Both stores will open at 10:00 a.m. local time.
The first store will be located in the IST shopping mall at 100 Zhongshan Road in Nanjing’s Xuanwu District, while the Guangzhou store will open at the Parc Central retail development at 218 Tianhe Road in the city’s Tianhe District.
Parc Central retail development render in Guangzhou, China (Image: Benoy)
The new stores will be open Monday to Sunday between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time, and each will offer a Genius Bar and other traditional Apple Store services. Apple is quickly approaching its goal of opening 40 new retail stores in China. The locations will mark Apple’s 27th and 28th retail stores in mainland China, while the company also operates four retail stores in Hong Kong.
Apple has aggressively expanded its footprint in China under the leadership of retail chief Angela Ahrendts, with new stores in Xiamen on January 14, Shenyang on January 9, Nanning on December 12, Beijing on November 28 and Chengdu on November 21. Apple opened its first retail store in Nanjing, alongside new stores in Chongqing, Hangzhou, Hong Kong and Tianjin, throughout 2015.Прочетете повече