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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