Apple's Fifth Avenue Glass Cube Is Going Away

Posted: Apr 20 2017, 5:10am CDT | by , in News | Apple

Apple's Fifth Avenue Glass Cube is Going Away

Glass cubicle will be removed during construction

Say what you want about Apple, but you can't deny that the company certainly has a sense of style. Take the Fifth Avenue store in NYC. This location is as much a landmark as it is a retail location for Apple to sell iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. The store is underground and what people see and remember about visiting the location is the iconic glass cube sitting on the surface with the Apple logo on it.

You have to go underground to actually visit the store. MacRumors reports that Apple is planning to disassemble that iconic glass cube at the entrance to that store. The disassembly will come as Apple is getting ready to expand the size of that location and renovate. Apple filed for a permit on March 16 to allow the "full removal of the glass cubicle structure at the Apple Store entrance."

That permit was granted on April 17 according to reports. It will cost Apple $2 million to remove the glass structure and removal may start on May 9. The renovations at the store location will expand the store from 33,000 square feet to 77,000 square feet giving it more than twice as much room.

What Apple fans can't be sure of is what will happen to that cube after the renovations are done. The same cube might go back in place after the renovations are completed or Apple might replace the cube with something else. During construction the entrance to the Apple Store has been relocated to an empty storefront nearby that has previously held an FAO Schwarz toy store. Among the rumored additions to the renovated Apple store is a Beats 1 radio station enabling live in-store Beats 1 broadcasts.

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