Apple has just erected plywood walls around their iconic Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York City, and some massive renovations are about to go down. Could the iconic glass cube be about to go sphere?
That’s a little far fetched, but
ifoAppleStore reports that on Wednesday night, Apple erected barriers to “reinstall” the glass cube, upgrade the suttounding plaza structure and completely replace the glass.
What’s most shocking is the price. Apple will be spending $6.6 million to restore the cube, which cost just a little bit more at $7 to build from scratch back in 2006.
Scaffolding’s set to go up tomorrow. Expect the construction work to last to November. That’s a long time for the tourism industry, considering the fact that Apple’s 5th Avenue Store is one of the hottest tourism locales in New York City.