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Amazon to open physical store in Manhattan?

The word is that it will use the 12th-storey building for offices and a distribution centre. Amazon is keeping mum

IT'S THE IRONY OF IT The fascination with the news of Amazon opening a physical store lies in the e-commerce pioneer's apparent recognition of the virtues of old-fashioned shopping.

New York

AMAZON is taking over an entire building in New York City's 34th Street, across from the Empire State Building, say construction and real-estate executives, raising questions about just what the giant retailer is up to.

The executives said Amazon would use the 12-storey