SoHo Store Construction

In December 2001 Apple applied for the first in a series of building permits from the New York City Department of Buildings. The permits began with demolition of the interior of the former United States post office, and ended with some renovations in 2006.

Here is a listing of the permit that were issued, with the description used in the permits, and the costs as submitted by Apple representatives:

  • Demolish interior partitions, stairs, finishes at basement, first and second floors, no change to use, egress or occupancy, Dec. 10, 2001. Cost: $40,000
  • (#2) storefront, minor partition work, partial floor removal, no change to use, egress or occupancy. Cost: $87,000
  • Replace existing sprinkler system, no change to use, egress or occupancy, March 5, 2002. Cost: $55,000
  • Interior architectural work (floors, partitions, stairs), no change to use, egress or occupancy, Feb. 25, 2002. Cost: $300,000
  • Install two toilet rooms, pantry in basement, plumbing fixture work on second floor, April 3, 2002. Cost: $100,000
  • Relocation of existing HVAC and duct work throughout building, no change to use, egress or occupancy, April 30, 2002. Cost: $154,000
  • Install skylight, architectural details, structural work filed under application #103034681 (#2 above), July 2, 2002. Cost: $400,000
  • On first floor, seal existing doorway into west stairwell, August 15, 2002. Cost: $3,900 (a month after the July 18, 2002 grand opening)

Total initial demolition and construction = $1,142,900

The Apple Logo Sign

About nine months after the store opened Apple applied for a permit to hang two modest signs outside the store. Here is the text from the permit:

Last Action: PERMIT ISSUED - ENTIRE JOB/WORK 03/19/2003 (R)

Estimated Total Cost: $1,500.00

Job Description: ERECT NON-ILLUMINATED 2.50 X 2.50' BLADE SIGN READING: LOGO (APPLE) ACCESSORY BUSINESS SIGN - NOT ADJACENT TO ARTERIAL HIGHWAY.

SIGNS: SIGN ILLUM: N TYPE: W IBL: N WEIGHT: 75 LBS BUSINESS
PROJ: 3 FT. 4 IN. - TOTAL FOOTAGE: 6 SQ.FT
WORDING: LOGO (APPLE)

Later Renovations

After the store opened Apple applied for several different permits for additional projects:

July, 2005 - Installation of shelving at Basement, replacement of 3 exterior and 2 interior doors, new cashwraps at 1st & 2nd Floors, add shelving and seats at Product Demo area at 2nd Floor of Apple Computer Store, No change to use, egress or occupancy under this application. $90,000

Sept, 2005 - Rearrangements of interior partitions in existing space as per plans submitted herewith. No change in egress, use or occupancy. $135,000

Feb. 2006 - FILING HEREWITH THE MODIFICATION OF AN EXISTING SPRINKLER SYSTEM. NO CHANGE TO USE EGRESS OR OCCUPANCY. $11,000

Feb. 2006 - Interior renovation, partition and ceiling work as indicated on plans filed herewith. No change in use, egress or occupancy. $60,000