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Glass panel at Apple 'cube' store in NYC shattered during snowstorm

Jan. 22, 2014 at 8:56 AM ET

One of the 15 large panels of glass that make up the iconic Apple "cube" store in Manhattan was a casualty of the snowstorm that hit New York City on Tuesday.
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One of the 15 large panels of glass that make up the iconic Apple "cube" store in Manhattan was a casualty of the snowstorm that hit New York City on Tuesday.

One of the casualties of the snowstorm that hit New York City on Tuesday was a large glass panel that is part of Apple's distinctive "cube" store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. 

Several people posted pictures on social media of the large, cracked panel of glass, saying that it broke when a clean-up crew using a snowblower accidentally knocked into it. 


Apple did not immediately return a call and email from TODAY.com requesting comment on Wednesday. The panel, one of 15 large panels that make up the 32-foot structure, could cost up to $450,000 to replace, according to 9to5Mac. The store, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, has remained open despite the broken panel. 

This is the second weather-related mishap in the Fifth Avenue store, as it flooded last May following a heavy rainstorm. 

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