The iconic glass cube at Apple’s Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York City is undergoing renovations in a project that is costing the company over US$6.6 million. Construction fences were set up around the structure Wednesday night so workers can disassemble and rebuild the glass structure, according to ifoAppleStore.com.
Apple’s Fifth Avenue Apple Store gets some TLC
The glass cube serves as the entrance to the Fifth Avenue Apple Store, which sits below street level. The glass structure was built in late 2005 and completed in early 2006 to the tune of about $7 million.
Apple hasn’t said if the project will be a remodel for the current structure, or if security-related upgrades are being installed. The work will, however, include at least a few upgrades since water drains and pavers surrounding the store are being replaced.
Construction is expected to be completed in November, and the store will remain open during the project.