First Glass Installed At Miami Worldcenter’s Rumored New Apple Store

The first glass has been installed at an under-construction Miami Worldcenter building reported to be an Apple Store.

According to a construction permit filing, a 1-story building is being built with 16,629 square feet of retail, adjacent to Worldcenter’s World Square.

A recent report said a lease agreement between Apple and Worldcenter has been filed with Miami-Dade.

Renderings filed with Miami planners for the property in 2022 showed a retail building with an Apple logo.

According to that filing, the design will prioritize the pedestrian experience and environmental considerations.

The store will be integrated with the plaza, which will have around 20,000 square feet of dedicated public open space.

Native species will be used to landscape the plaza, promoting biodiversity and improving air quality, a letter stated.

FSC certified mass timber, along with other recycled materials, are planned to be used during construction in order to cap carbon. A green roof is also planned.

Gensler was listed as the architect in the planning filing.

 

The renderings showing an Apple Store at Worldcenter filed with the city in 2022:


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Alex
19 days ago

What a strange use for that corner. I was hoping that whole lot in front of the two-story building would be a nice plaza—or at least one flanked by another two-story building to create a courtyard (like in the renderings).

To Tell The T
19 days ago

Throw away architecture.
I’m sure it will be demolished in the next 10 years

Anon
19 days ago

I rather like it

Plan Better
19 days ago

This building does not belong in Miami!!!

Anonymous
18 days ago

Typical big tech investment in Florida. Make money off the residents, but put next to nothing back in.

Anon
19 days ago

Most underwhelming Apple Store ever, I’ve been to nicer apple stores in Mexico City and Colombia that put this project to shame.

Anon
19 days ago

An Iphone is just a phone. Enough with this OMG-A-new-Apple-Store Fan girl stuff.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Cool pop up shop!

Anon
19 days ago

This is a 20,000 SQFT public plaza and downtown Miami’s first standalone Apple Store. Bit more than a pop-up

Anonymous
19 days ago

Tent like minimalist architecture made out of wood.

wow
19 days ago

Park West is looking amazing lately!!

Evan
19 days ago

Confused about the complainers in here. A signature Apple Store is great for the area. Apple has the highest revenue per sqft of any other retailer in the world, so this will be great for foot traffic in the area. A standalone store in a plaza is also right up their alley; see their Chicago and New York flagships. Only thing I’m disappointed about is the amount t of stucco. Apple flagships are known for plenty of glass, so it’s a bit of a letdown that even they got sucked into the Miami stucco hellhole, but either way will be good for the area.

Anon
19 days ago

It most likely won’t be stucco – probably GFRC

Evan
18 days ago

Nicer more expensive product. Still would’ve preferred more glass.

Anonymous
19 days ago

I continue to think miami worldcenter as a whole so far has been a let down.

Anon
19 days ago

You must be part of the camp that wanted a giant mall and hates public space

Anonymous
19 days ago

Well I am part of the camp that our existing public space is underutilized already, and some Mickey Mouse public space with parking garages looming over aren’t much better.

Anon
19 days ago

It’s more than double the size the original proposal.

Bob
19 days ago

Agreed, so much space with promises of convention center and will instead just be a bunch of condo buildings.

Anon
19 days ago

These are just troll comments lmao – 17 towers, office, hotel, retail, residential, museums, train station, parks, public space, nightclubs, etc etc and it’s only beginning

Anonymous
14 days ago

I went there today. More than half the plaza is now covered with a comercial structure and it’s very unsightly. The world center probably got concessions because they promised a open air plaza and now switched. Did their original plan include this?

Anon
19 days ago

Love!

Calivalle
18 days ago

Should of never been built,rather have a plaza..

Yeppers
19 days ago

It’s made out of wood? In a hurricane-prone city?

Anon
19 days ago

It’s made out of cross laminated timber.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Like particle board?

Yeppers
19 days ago

So, wood.

Evan
19 days ago

Mass timber is quite strong

Anonymous
19 days ago

In a city where the oldest buildings are made of wood and survived multiple hurricanes?

Anonymous
19 days ago

Citing to those that survived them, without recognizing those that did not, fails to capture the full truth.