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Apple Upgrading their Fifth Avenue Store with Larger, Seamless Panes of Glass

Apple’s flagship retail store on Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, is getting a new glass frame according to a new informational sign posted on the outside barrier of the store.

We’re simplifying the Fifth Avenue cube. By using larger, seamless pieces of glass, we’re using just 15 panes instead of 90.

Detailing the upgrades in an informational notice, Apple shows off past and present examples of the Fifth Avenue retail store, showing a reduction in glass panels from 90 to just 15 large strips (three vertical panes on each side and three on top). The appearance of the renovated Fifth Avenue will be much cleaner, and visually more seamless. According to MacRumors, the $6.6 Million upgrade includes work on drains, pavers, and the plaza bollards in addition to the glass replacement.

[via MacRumors]

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