Construction is underway at the future home of Apple's expanded Fifth Avenue flagship store. Located underneath the plaza of the General Motors Building, Foster + Partners renovation will more than double the store's previous size, expanding from 32,000-square-feet to 77,000-square-feet. The iconic glass cube has been dismantled while construction is ongoing but will be a part of the completed renovation. The cube has been previously redesigned to use less glass panels than the original, so there is a possibility that it will return in a modified form. A November 2018 completion date is currently expected for the reopening of the store.
Architect: Foster + Partners; Client: Apple; Program: Retail; Location: Midtown, New York, NY; Completion: 2018.