Apple Store

Upper West Side

The Brandt Organization, a major real estate landowner, was looking for a tenant for a prominent corner site they own on the Upper West Side. In soliciting a tenant, they received and accepted a proposal from Apple that involved the demolition of the existing structure and the development of a new retail building. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the new Apple Store included a full glass-enclosed structure, spiral glass staircase and a notable street presence.

Role + Responsibilities

In evaluating this unique proposal from Apple, the Brandt Organization brought in Zubatkin to help assess and structure the corresponding lease provisions, including the circumstances of a default and the responsibilities of the tenant in the event of the lease’s termination. To support the team’s efforts, the firm’s In-House Technical Group assisted in a peer review of the building’s design. Zubatkin’s services also included monitoring the project design, construction and approvals.

The project successfully opened in 2009 and welcomes several hundred-thousand shoppers and visitors each year.

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  • Client The Brandt Organization
  • Location New York, NY
  • Size

    21,000 sf

  • Architect
    • Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Construction Manager
    • Shawmut Design and Construction

American Architecture Awards, The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Center for Architecture, 2010

Merit Award, New York Construction/McGraw Hill

Citation of Merit Award, AIA Pennsylvania

Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture, AIA San Francisco

Honorable Mention, Commercial Buildings Category, The Institution of Structural Engineers