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Apple’s Famous Fifth Avenue Glass Cube Damaged By Snowblower

New York, UNITED STATES:  The Apple logo is reflected in the window panes of the new Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York City 25 September, 2006. The Apple store Fifth Avenue, which opened in May 2006, is Apple?s most architecturally innovative store, featuring a distinctive 32-foot (9.75 meter) glass cube; it is open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. AFP PHOTO   Timothy A. CLARY  (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

New York, UNITED STATES: The Apple logo is reflected in the window panes of the new Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York City 25 September, 2006. The Apple store Fifth Avenue, which opened in May 2006, is Apple?s most architecturally innovative store, featuring a distinctive 32-foot (9.75 meter) glass cube; it is open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. AFP PHOTO Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —¬†The flurry of tourists around the Apple store on Fifth Avenue Wednesday had very little to do with technology.

As 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported Wednesday, a worker drove a snowblower into the store’s famous cube during Tuesday’s snowstorm, creating perhaps thousands of tiny cracks in the glass.

“We saw it on Facebook. And because we’re here, we said ‘OK we have to take a look,” one tourist told¬†Stern.

The damaged cube, which is made up of 15 panes of clear glass, was roped off by the property owner to avoid any possible injuries, Stern reported.

It is estimated that it will cost nearly $500,000 to fix the glass.

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