If you made the pilgrimage and have new photos (today) of Apple Store Fifth Avenue – If you’re reading this, we know you have an internet connection – send your photos and/or links to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post them for all to see. Also, if anyone knows of a live web cam that can see any part of the Apple Store Fifth Avenue area, please let us know.
Rumor has it that Apple has requested that a street (presumably 58th or 59th) be closed for the performance of a major live band. (Source: Curbed)
MarketWatch’s Ed Crane caught up with Ron Johnson, who heads up Apple’s retail strategy, for a preview of the new underground store, featuring a glass cube at the entrance. Video report here.
BusinessWeek offers a nice slideshow here: http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/05/apple_on_5th/slideshow.htm
Disappointingly, this is devoid of imagery as we post this article: http://www.flickr.com/groups/applepilgrimage/
The the world’s most powerful nerd magnet: http://www.boingboing.net/2006/05/18/eyeballing_the_new_2.html
In addition, ifoAppleStore is covering the opening of Apple Store Fifth Avenue live and has photos online including:
• Cube unpeeled
• Thursday day
• Cube & staircase
• Cube tour
• Fickr set
• Apple’s gallery
And also has videos and links to videos online:
• First look
• Cube unpeeled
• The line begins
• Grand opening
• CNET on press event
• CNBC Jobs interview
Although the store opens today at 6pm EDT, this is ifoAppleStore’s account of Thursday morning: “The first person in line, Stormy Shippy, arrived from Texas and took his place at 12:15 a.m. After his arrival it was all about “Cube clean-up.” Crews of workers finished the pressure washing of the plaza and sidewalk, and others began work on the glass of the cube itself, both inside and out. Workers also began cleaning the inside of the cube–the vestibule floor, the spiral glass staircase and the glass-enclosed, cylindrical elevator.”
Full coverage here.
[UPDATE: 2:55pm EDT: Here are some photos of the line from yesterday and today: http://www.shuchow.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=1580 (Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader Charlie Travis)]
[UPDATE: 3:24pm EDT: Click for Steve Jobs at Apple Store Fifth Avenue (link to photo)]
[UPDATE: 5/21, 10:10am EDT: Gregory Marks of endlesselevation.com has unique shots here: http://www.endlesselevation.com/pictures/apple_cube_store/page8.html and a video here.]
[UPDATE: 5/21, 12:12pm EDT: Gorgeous 360-degree QuickTime VR panorama of the line and the cube here.]
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