An “expensive” construction project has begun at the Fifth Avenue Apple retail store in New York City to completely remove the iconic glass cube entrance to the store and to then reinstall it, reports “ifoAppleStore” (

Permits issued by the city’s Department of Buildings confirm the company will spend US$6,661,050 to completely remove the glass and its connection hardware, make upgrades to the surrounding plaza structure, and then “reinstall” the cube. “ifoAppleStore” says there’s no indication of why the cube is being replaced, either because of safety concerns or simply to upgrade it to current technology. It’s also not clear if the glass panels or the TriPyramid Structures Inc. hardware will be be replaced with new, upgraded versions, the article adds.