According to an analysis of 35 million Flickr images undertaken by Cornell students on a university supercomputer, the Fifth Avenue Apple Store is the fifth most photographed landmark in New York City — and the 28th most photographed landmark in the world, reports “Fortune” (http://brainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2010/03/23/nycs-new-landmark-the-apple-store/?section=money_topstories&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fmoney_topstories+%28Top+Stories%29″).
The downside? Were the cube to be granted official New York City landmark status, he’d never be able to tear it down, the article notes.
The store sports a 32-foot glass cube and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Located at 767 Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets, it offers more than 100 Macs and nearly 200 iPods. It has the largest staff of any Apple Store — nearly 300 highly trained Mac Specialists, Mac Geniuses and Creatives who offer free tips and tricks on photography, movies and music. The new store will feature a combined 45-foot Genius Bar, iPod Bar and The Studio where customers can get face-to-face support, free advice and work on creative projects at any hour of the day or night.