Apple's newly renovated NYC 'cube' to reopen tomorrow

After more than four months being boarded up and worked on, Apple plans to reopen one of its most famous and popular stores.

A rendering of what Apple's Fifth Avenue store will look like when it reopens tomorrow.
A rendering of what Apple's Fifth Avenue store will look like when it reopens tomorrow. Apple/Gothamist

Apple's highest-profile store in the Big Apple is set to re-open tomorrow following a nearly five month construction overhaul.

Work on the store, which is one of the most photographed landmarks in New York, began in mid-June . A note put up by Apple in early August noted that Apple was "simplifying" the design of its iconic glass cube "by using larger, seamless pieces of glass."

Macrumors today notes that Apple has put up a note on its retail store's site to note that the 24/7 store will be reopening at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 4.

All told, the renovation--which Apple retail tracking blog ifoAppleStore estimated to cost some $6.6 million dollars--will bring the outside design down to 15 panels from the 90 it was using before.

Besides work to the cube itself, a list of permits pulled together by ifoAppleStore listed that the company is also renovating part of the drainage system above the square, then repaving it when done.

Apple is currently in the process of juggling its retail stores in New York City, with the company having closed down its store in nearby SoHo so that it can begin an expansion project that will wrap up in early to mid-2012. The company is also at work constructing its newest store in Grand Central Station, a long-rumored deal that wrapped up a few months ago. Most recently, Apple opened up a temporary retail store on Greene Street, one that's unlike many of its others.

Since opening in 2006, the company's Fifth Avenue location has gone on to become one of the company's busiest, and reportedly the most profitable.


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