Apple cube

Midtown East

Boston Properties, who owns the former General Motors Building at 767 Fifth Avenue that has the Apple flagship located on its lower level, was issued a permit by the Department of Buildings to remove the iconic glass cube outside the store’s entrance. The Post reports that it’ll cost a staggering $2 million to take the structure down while Apple expands the Midtown location from 32,000 to 77,000 square feet.

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Daily Link Fix

Apple Cube, Apple Store
  • New app Getaround lets New Yorkers borrow cars from strangers on demand. It’s the freedom of driving without the anxiety of alternate side parking. More on Business Insider.
  • Daily Intelligencer uncovers the little-known story of how the Apple cube actually landed in Midtown.
  • Packtasche is an architect-designed cardboard carrier that makes toting groceries and the like while cycling through the city much easier. Arch Daily has the scoop.
  • And in more cardboard design news….this $40 smartphone projector is light, compact, and transportable, so you can show your favorite cat videos to a crowd on the go. Check it out on Better Living Through Design.
  • CityLab talks to photographer Brian Rose about documenting the extreme transformation of the Meatpacking District from 1985 to today.

Images: Apple Cube, via Wiki Commons (L); Packtasche, via Packtasche (R)