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.