5th Ave. Apple Store now in need of massive glass replacement all its own

The iconic 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York City is in need of some shattered glass replacement of its very own today, thanks to a combination of the arctic vortex-driven weather and a clumsy snowblower. The above image was caught on Twitter.

Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac did the math and figures the glass panel, which has been shattered from top to bottom, cost roughly $450,000 during the late-2011 renovation. While leaving a huge blemish on an otherwise flawless structure, the flagship store doesn't appear to have closed down for repairs, at least not yet. Apple may just wait until the current cold snap passes before beginning replacements.

So... How have you been fairing during the great blizzards of 2014 so far? Any better than Apple?

Richard Devine

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5th Ave. Apple Store now in need of massive glass replacement all its own

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Judging by the way it didn't fall apart, it appears to be tempered and laminated - like a car windshield.

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Aye carrrumba! Thats a pretty penny for that Apple glass, & considering it didn't fall to pieces, I think I can see why.

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Aww, heck, that ain't nuttin': up here in MN, Apple has to use 1 billion dollar glass.

Anyway, it's time for my morning run...let's see, Weather Line says there's only a 20 below wind chill factor. Cool, I can dress light...

I hope you're being sarcastic. Given how cold it was and the type of impact that a snow blower obviously sent the object(s) I'm not sure what you want. It is glass and glass breaks. I'm impressed that it is still standing.

Live in OK. So far the weather hasn't been too bad. Just wait until Spring when/if we get another F5 twister through here.

What's snow and wind-chill. We don't have these words in or lexicon here in Arizona. Weather currently is 64 degrees, scattered clouds, no wind, 0% chance of precipitation, 17% humidity. I driving with the top down and music streaming from my iPhone!

Oh my god! We'll it's a good thing apple owns the glass company that supplies them!

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Notes to self to go visit this tomorrow and see this cracked glass lol.

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