New York Apple Store Design Patent Credits Steve Jobs

The striking design of Apple’s Upper West Side store in New York was granted a patent, and company co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs was credited as one of the people responsible for the location’s appearance. The store sports an all-glass front and suspended glass roof, making the location look like a single open-air room.

Apple's Upper West Side storeApple’s Upper West Side store in Manhattan

Along with Mr. Jobs, the patent also lists Karl Backus, Peter Bohlin, George Bradley Robert Bridger, Benjamin Fay and Ronald Bruce.

Patent rendering of Apple StoreStore rendering from Apple’s patent filing

The multi-level Upper store is located at Broadway and 67th Street, and opened on November 14, 2009, as Apple’s fourth Manhattan location. The Upper West Side store is hard to miss thanks to its all glass roof, glass front wall, suspended glowing Apple logo, and 45-foot Genius Bar.

[Thanks to Patently Apple for the heads up.]