You're looking at architectural mockups of a potential fourth NYC Apple store, a 27,900-square-foot, two or three story behemoth sitting right across the street from the Empire State Building in the tourist-packed hellhole of Midtown East. This store would be in addition to the Meatpacking District store currently under development, which is in a much "hipper" yet no less horrible neighborhood.


These plans may or may not come to fruition, as back in 2005 Apple was looking at putting a store in the neighborhood and determined that it wasn't "cool" enough. Boy, the one thing New York City needs is another giant, shiny, tourist-attracting consumer Mecca! We don't have enough ludicrous stores here already. [Apple Insider]