Apple’s Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York is set to reopen Friday morning at 10am EST. The store has been closed for several months while the original glass cube entrance was replaced with a new, sleeker, design.
Architectural rendering of Apple’s redesigned Fifth Ave Store
Word that Apple would be renovating the store entrance surfaced back in June, along with news that the work would cost about US$6.6 million. The original glass cube was completed in early 2006 and cost about $7 million.
The new entrance keeps the original’s cube shape and size, but uses only 15 glass panels instead of 90. The new design has a cleaner look and offers better symmetry than the original.
Apple’s Fifth Avenue flagship store is located at 797 Fifth Av in New York City, and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.