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Apple Wins Praise for 'Repurposing' Historic NYC Buildings

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Apple's practice of using grand New York City buildings as locations for its brick-and-mortar shops hasn't always been popular with neighborhood groups, but it has won fans with the New York Landmarks Conservancy. Next month, the group will present Apple with its highest honor, the Chairman's Award, for the company's "contribution to preserving, restoring, and repurposing notable historic structures in New York City." (h/t The Verge)

Apple currently has six stores in New York City, many of which are located in historic structures. The Grand Central Terminal outpost is the most obvious example of this repurposing, but the Soho shop, for example, is located in a post office that originally opened in the 1920s. But where some people see repurposing, others see neighborhood-killing tourist traps; an Upper East Side resident even sued to stop the company's Madison Avenue outpost from opening. (It didn't work, obviously.)
· 2016 Chairman's Award [NYLC]
· Apple to receive award for preserving historic New York City buildings [The Verge]