Apple Store Fifth Avenue

Apple Store Fifth Avenue | Image courtesy of Apple

Apple has begun work on a major renovation to the plaza that sits above its famous Fifth Avenue retail store in New York City. The renovations which will take until early November will see the iconic glass cube removed and then reinstalled.

The details of the renovation are covered by ifoAppleStore and show that Apple will spend $6,661,050 to remove the 32-foot glass cube and its “sophisticated connection hardware” then make “upgrades” to the surrounding plaza and finally reinstall the glass cube.

ifoAppleStore points out that permits [PDF] which detail the work don’t reveal why Apple is removing the cube and questions whether a new updated cube will be installed.