As an aside in a 'first glimpse' of the new Apple store inside Grand Central Terminal, we hear from the MTA board on what they really think of commuters. Can you spot the fake among these commuter-profiling comments?
A.) "I can’t imagine why any kid in Westchester would want to do anything other than go into Grand Central and shop at Apple and eat at Shake Shack."
B.) “It makes the Penn Station customers no longer second-class citizens. It makes them third-class citizens.”
C.) "Hopefully the Apple-Shake Shack combo won't attract Penn Station's transient population as well."
D.) “This creates not only a digital, but a cheeseburger divide, between the two.”
A.) MTA Real Estate Director Jeffrey Rosen
B.) Suffolk Country board member Mitchell Pall
C.) 100% fake
D.) Nassau County board member Pat Foye for the zinger!
UPDATE: Earlier we questioned the provenance of the renderings since they were uncredited to Apple or an architecture firm working on the project. WSJ photographer Rob Bennett sends an update: "The images shown were shot as projected on a screen at an MTA board meeting. They are what's commonly referred to as 'copy pictures.' That is, they are a photograph of something someone else - in this case, someone working for the MTA or Apple - created."
· First Glimpse of Apple's Plan for Grand Central Terminal [Metropolis]