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A worker clearing away the snow-covered sidewalk at the Apple 5th Avenue store in NYC apparently rammed into one of the structural tempered-glass panels that is the store facade. The tempered structure worked as intended and it didn’t collapse after shattering.

It’s been at least a dozen years since I worked on a project using structural architectural glass. A piece this size – special order from PPG – would have cost close to $100K BITD.

I wonder which insurance company will be suing some other insurance company over this?

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Written by Ed Campbell

January 23, 2014 at 2:00 am

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  1. It looks like a large transparent empty enclosure on a city sidewalk. Where is the store?

    Michelle Meaders

    January 23, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    • Underground. There’s a glass spiral staircase in the middle of the cube that descends to the store.

      In fact Steve Jobs received a patent for Apple for his engineering design of a glass spiral staircase.


      January 23, 2014 at 1:35 pm

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