The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue is one of the most iconic retail stores on the planet, but a leaky roof caused everything to go into disarray on Tuesday morning as water poured into the store.
A small leak sent water pouring into the west side of the store this morning around 8AM. The New York Post reports that Apple employees quickly went to work on removing the water, but there were only about 15 customers in the store at the time.
One worker claims that the water problems probably stem from the construction completed on the roof last year that simplified the appearance of Apple’s glass cube:
“It’s because of the construction they did last year on the roof,” the worker said. “They didn’t do it right. There are large flat stones up there [that you walk across as you go into the store]. And with the heavy rain this morning, [the water] came through.”
Apple hasn’t commented on what the actual cause of the leak was. The Apple Store remained open during the entire problem with the leak, but a 40foot section of he store remained blocked off. A few cieling tiles were badly warped by the water, but e ye witnesses say that the damage to electronics in the store was minimal.