In just a short few hours, at 10 AM local time, Apple’s flagship retail store at 5th Avenue in New York City will have a grand re-opening after its glass cube was renovated and re-created. As you can see above though, Apple has spent the night removing all the barriers and plastic wrapping and the new design is bare for all to see. The new design has just three tall glass panes on all sides of the cube, coming to a total of just 15 panes — compare that number to the old design which had 90 panes.
Jump the break to view a picture before the plastic wrapping came off, to have a look at renderings of what the store was designed to look like and what the old cube (with its 90 panes) looked like.
We will update this post as more pictures come in and the grand re-opening begins.
[Image via 9to5 Mac]
Update: MacRumors shares more pictures of the redesigned cube, showing the new “seamless” design that eliminates most of the hardware that kept the old 90 glass panels together.
Update #2: View of the redesigned cube via @andinieffendi.
Update #3: New photos from BGR showing the glass cube from all sides.
Above: The old design, with its 90 panes of glass (compared to the new cube with just 15 panes).