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Huge Apple store opening at NYC's Grand Central

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People walk through the new Apple store in Grand Central Station on Dec. 7, 2011 in New York City.

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Beams of sunlight streaming through the windows at Grand Central Station, New York City, circa 1930.

Grand Central Terminal is an architectural treasure that has been captured in memorable photos. Apple Stores are also known for their distinctive design, so it's fascinating how the architects attempted to create something compatible with Grand Central. Do you think they succeeded?

AP reports:

NEW YORK — One of the world's largest Apple stores is opening at the landmark Grand Central Terminal.

The 23,000-square-foot (2,140-square-meter) personal electronics business will start selling to the public on Friday.

By leasing to Apple, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it is quadrupling the rent for Grand Central's east balcony and an adjacent one overlooking the cavernous main concourse with its famed night-sky ceiling.

 

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People walk through the new Apple store in Grand Central Station on December 7, 2011 in New York City.

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An exterior view of the new Apple Store location under construction in Grand Central Terminal on Nov. 23, 2011 in New York City.