Apple to feature in One World Trade Center shopping mall

Macworld Australia Staff
16 September, 2013
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The ever-expanding retail face of Apple is soon to get one of its most high profile inclusions to date.

Following the revelation of a long-awaited proposed new store in Tokyo, Japan and coinciding with reports of the next Swedish store opening in the Väl Centrum shopping mall, near to Helsingborg, it has been announced that Apple will be one of the tenants of the brand new shopping mall currently being constructed on the site of the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York.

This will be Apple’s seventh store in the city.

Dubbed One World Trade Center, the complex will consist of four high-rise office towers surrounding a one square-block memorial park (which is already complete and open).

There will be extensive shopping facilities below three of the towers and on the lower floors of two of them.

The international shopping centre giant, Westfield Group, has reportedly already signed one lease with Victoria’s Secret and is in negotiations with other retail companies regarding the rest of the 42,800-square metre space.

According to the website, “several upscale international retailers, including Apple,” are involved. Other names mentioned include Swatch, Abercrombie and Fitch and J Lindberg.

The three towers housing the shopping mall complex were designed by Foster + Partners, perhaps not so coincidentally also the architect of both Apple’s brand new California headquarters and its San Francisco 2 retail outlet.

Both the mall and the Apple store are expected to open in 2015. You can see images of the development here and a video of the first-look fly-through here.

by Macworld Australia staff

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