The iconic Apple flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York encased in glass fell prey to the Polar Vortex.
Sooo.. a snowblower smashed into the Apple Store today. Lol. pic.twitter.com/z5BCXf0DYh— Christina (@christinagignac) January 22, 2014
Apple has been a recipient of various awards for its store designs, but the iconic glass cube still stands apart from the rest of its stores. Situated in midtown Manhattan on Fifth Avenue, the flagship store’s glass cube was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.
Apple store, Fifth Avenue, NY pic.twitter.com/pFBRo3218F— Amazing Architecture (@archpics) January 20, 2014
The store was updated in 2011 when the original 90 glass panels were replaced with 15 large glass panels that reportedly cost $6.7 million. This puts the cost of each one of the 15 panels close to $450,000.
Some users across social media are putting the blame on a snowblower instead of the Polar Vortex. According to them, the glass shattered because a snowblower accidentally knocked into it.
The East Coast is engulfed into the cold weather thanks to the Polar Vortex.
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The store is still open, however many images of Apple’s glass cube were shared online. Here are a few of them: