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After the MTA board unanimously voted to approve the Grand Central Terminal Apple Store this week, additional intriguing details on this much-anticipated opening have emerged. In an unprecedented move, the reportedly largest Apple location will feature no glass. What? Up until now, glass structures (or at least some glassy detail) have been signature to Apple Stores. (But we suppose this glass-free scenario will avoid any full body cast renovations or potential (and alleged) target practice situations.)
The minimalist interior design will instead feature just one single Apple logo as a beacon and large minimalist display tables constructed from wood or stone. Also, the MTA will not allow Apple to place any merch displays, cash wraps, or genius bars along the balcony balustrades. That way visitors will still have unobstructed access to the east and northeast balconies overlooking the main hall. DNA Info also mentions a fall opening, so the November unveiling estimate is looking pretty likely. That should give this guy plenty of time to come up with more exotic animals to introduce to the new Grand Central Apple Store.
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