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Pricey window may take some time to replace

Snowstorm Janus has been making a mess on the East Coast of the U.S. this last week.  But the snowplows were out and about in New York City streets, and that's when things went terribly wrong for a familiar tech company.
 
Like the iPhones it sells, the 15-panel iconic glass "Cube" that caps Apple, Inc.'s (AAPL) Fifth Avenue store proved a bit fragile to impact.
 
A worker clearing snow Tuesday night apparently bumped their snow blower into one of the cube windows, which promptly shattered.  The 32-foot window will be an expensive repair job -- the total system cost $7.6M USD to build; replacing the cracked panel in the southeast corner of the cube is expected to cost $450,000 USD.



Hopefully they bought the screen protection plan.

Apple Store
The Apple Store during happier times [Image Source: Cult of Mac]

Incidentally, this is the first minor disaster to strike the popular Apple hub, which is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  The store was also flooded back in May due to construction issues.

Apple Store
Inside, pre-flood


NYC store flood
Inside, post-flood

At least by now the beleaguered Genius Bar employees will be read for just about anything, next time disaster strikes.

Source: AppleInsider



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"You're plowing it wrong!"
By ProZach on 1/23/2014 6:01:24 PM , Rating: 2
At least the argument would hold water this time, right?

A structure this fragile must have an incredible amount of insurance. I would guess there is more to lose from a lawsuit by a person who was injured (i.e. broken hip) from falling due to icy walkways.




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