New York Snowstorm Score: Snowblower 1, Apple's Giant Glass Window 0
January 23, 2014 10:17 AM
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Pricey window may take some time to replace
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 (
) 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.
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.
At least by now the
beleaguered Genius Bar employees
will be read for just about anything, next time disaster strikes.
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RE: Nice one!
1/24/2014 1:20:43 PM
You can actually thank Corning....
Corning experimented with chemically strengthened glass in 1960, as part of an initiative called "Project Muscle". Within a few years it had developed a "muscled glass" it named "Chemcor" glass. The product was used until the early 1990s in various commercial and industrial applications, including automotive, aviation and pharmaceutical uses, with particular use in approximately one hundred 1968 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda racing cars, where minimizing the vehicle's weight is essential.
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