NEW YORK (AP)--Apple is being recognized for its contribution to preserving historic structures in New York City.

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has named Apple the recipient of its 2016 Chairman's Award.

The nonprofit group is honoring the company for its contribution to preserving, restoring, and repurposing notable historic structures.

It cited Apple for "marrying modern technology with distinguished architecture."

Apple has stores in four historic buildings: in Grand Central Terminal, in the Upper East Side and SoHo historic districts, and in the historic meatpacking district.

The award recognizes exceptional organizations and companies that demonstrate dedication to protecting the city's architectural heritage.

Apple is to receive the award at the conservancy's luncheon on March 9.

--Associated Press