Apple is wrapping things up on the renovation of their 5th Avenue Retail Store. The renovation cost $6.6 million and started back in June, all to replace the 90 glass panel structure (above) with a simpler 15 panel design.
A reader from MacRumors sent in the above photo that shows construction workers starting to remove part of the white covering from the store’s cube shell. Some speculate that the redesign will be revealed next week, while others say tomorrow. What do we think? Tomorrow, Friday, at 10am ET. The Apple website seems to indirectly support this, as the information page for the 5th Avenue store currently reads, “We’ll be closed starting at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3 and will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 4.”
The building definitely serves as a landmark in New York City. According to AppleInsider, a recent study shows that it’s one of the most photographed buildings in the entire city. Don’t believe us? Search it on Instagram. It even has a deep connection with the company’s founder. Apple CEO Steve Jobs personally designed the cube and paid for the glass structure himself. He himself saw it as a landmark. We believe that the new look will mirror his simplicity.