“The flagship 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York City is being renovated,” Steven Sande reports for TUAW. “The glass cube is being rebuilt, this time out of 15 huge panes of glass instead of the 90 that were in place. While construction is going on, the store is still open 24/7.”
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“One of our readers, Justin Parmer, was in the Big Apple and on hand as construction crews began unloading the huge glass panels. He took several photos of the process, and then shot some video as well,” Sande reports. “A close-up look at the glass being held by the workers shows that it is about two inches thick, and it certainly can’t be lightweight.”
See the photos and the video in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
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Transparent aluminum! I am surprised it wasn’t delivered by a Huey…
Based on the estimated size and thickness each panel weighs over 8,600 pounds (3,900 kg).
Looks like every move was well rehearsed and choreographed, just like Apple.
Bullet-proof glass. Guaranteed to deflect any projectile fired by an assault rifle. Apple needs to protect loyal consumers from irate Windows and Android fanbois.
Yeah, but can it withstand the hyena-like wailings of that idiot Björk?