Photos of Apple’s $9 million 32-foot-by-32-foot New York City Glass Cube

Gregory Marks has posted photos taken in December of 2005 of Apple’s $9 million 32-foot-by-32-foot Glass Cube entranceway to their upcoming subterranean New York City Apple Retail Store within the GM building. The photos show the scale of the cube, but it’s sheathed in black covering at the moment.

Photos here.

Photo of Apple’s glass cube under construction here. Artist’s rendering of the finished cube here.

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26 Comments

  1. Wrong building?? Look at the black panels covering the glass. They are more than likely 4′ wide by 8′ tall which is a standard sheet size. Compared to the worker and the entry door they look that size. That would make the building 24′ x 24′ (6 panels wide by 4′). What’s up?

  2. Apple needs to put a big PA system out there and play Richard Strauss’, “Also spracht Zarathustra [eng.: Thus Spake Zarathustra]” before its unveiling. It’s the theme to ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, for you young whipper-snappers.

    Covered in black like that, it looks a giant monolith.

    [In ‘2010’: In the pod bay, Dave Bowman is trying to convince Dr. Floyd to leave the current position near Jupiter, due to its impending transformation into Europa.]

    Dave Bowman: “You see, something’s going to happen. You must leave.”

    Dr. Floyd: “What? What’s going to happen?”

    Dave Bowman: “Something wonderful.”

    MaWo, ‘former’. As in, “The latter things will be different than the former.”

  3. apple should get a steve ballmer type character to unveil the new cube. that would be sweet and full of energy. also, they should release an intel cube shaped computer, like the old g4 cube, along with the building. that would be sweet. what a b*thcin computer.

  4. I wish they would have done something more interesting and progressive and Apple-like…. like how about deciding to make a $1 million cube and give $8 million to house NYC homeless? Or give $8 million worth of emacs to NYC schools — that would be 13,333 emacs. I wonder which “gift” new yorkers would prefer? I wonder which would give Apple more press?

  5. I agree with “h” — I’m tired of throwing money at the “hopeless” which is probably 90 percent of them. People who don’t want to help themselves. I’m equally tired of people who have more children even though they can’t afford the ones they have or just themselves. I’d rather see the cube. It’s my stock money, go for it Steve. It’s a work of art.

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