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Breaking RackedWire: Apple's Plans for 34th Street Resurrected?

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Take a long, hard look at the above rendering. Its shows an Apple store at West 34th Street and Sixth Avenue. According to AppleInsider, the image of "a distinctive 30-story building with a huge, three-story glass and steel facade marked with a large white Apple logo" recently surfaced on the website of local architectural firm Ismael Leyva Architects. When we clicked over to their site, the renderings had disappeared. Our associates over at Curbed had covered the Apple to 34th Street rumor back in '06, but the story was soon after assumed to be false, as real estate sources stated that the company had abandoned the project. There's a better-than-even chance that the renderings were just conceptual, as there's no real evidence yet that Apple's actually pursuing this, but anything is possible. We don't want to get your hopes up, but these images are so sweet, it'd be a crime not to post them. Enjoy.

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