before the redesign
Apple is finally unveiling its seamless glass cube entrance to the Fifth Avenue store on Friday, according to MacRumors. Apple’s Fifth Avenue retail store is one of the most recognized Apple stores in the world and a main tourist attraction in New York City.
$6.6. million in renovations to the Fifth Avenue store will finally be showed to the public on Friday, November 4th. Since June, there has been a series of temporary walls hiding the work that has now been done to the glass cube entrance of the store.
after the redesign
The amount of glass panels has been reduced from 90 to only 15. The fine details of the cube’s design have also been improved, and the surrounding architecture, including the water drain system, has been simplified.
Steve Jobs himself reportedly took a very hands-on role in creating the new cube. It’s a staple of Apple’s design and architectural ingenuity.
It’s also expected that Apple will introduce the ability to perform customer self-checkouts for certain in-store products via an update to the Apple Store App Store app, with the update possibly dropping on Thursday.
(Via Cult of Mac.)