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Apple's iconic glass cube on Fifth Ave to temporarily come down

Apple's Fifth Avenue Glass Cube is Going Away Apple's iconic glass cube at NYC flagship store is coming down
Eleena Tovar | 21 Abril, 2017, 00:39

The glass cube covering the entrance to Apple's 5th Avenue store in Manhattan never struck us as anything special - it's just a bunch of glass, really - but it's unquestionably a landmark. The permit, issued under the remodeling/alteration categories, was dated April 17 and calls for the "full removal of [the] glass cubical structure at [the] apple store entrance".

Apple's Fifth Avenue flagship temporarily moved out of its East 58th Street location into the nearby General Motors Building - once occupied by FAO Schwarz - to accommodate a renovation that is expected to double the store's size.

It's unclear when the cube will be taken down, whether it will be altered in any way or when it will return.

Apple is expanding its flagship location from 32,000 square feet to 77,000 square feet, as The Real Deal originally reported.

The $2 million job requires a site safety manager with the removal to be done by Englewood, NJ-based Waldorf Exteriors.

It was unclear when the structure would be taken down, but the location is now undergoing an expansion from 32,000 square feet to 77,000 square feet, according to The Real Deal. Curbed's request for a comment from Apple was unreturned, and the company declined to issue a comment to Crain's as well.