The shimmering Apple store on 67th Street and Broadway makes an architectural statement, and that statement is “Come in and worship, and then swipe your credit card into this neat little machine.”
But for months the glass facade of the store was marred by huge black panels installed to cover up an act of vandalism: two small bullet-like holes appeared on the front of the store one weekend this May, causing the company to remove the glass entirely.
Apple employees said they had no idea what had happened or when it would be fixed. The police simply said that no bullets had been fired, but didn’t elaborate. Other than that, the black panels (pictured below) simply stayed there throughout the summer and fall. Until now.
The Apple Store, as shown in the picture above, is finally back to normal. Now you can worship freely again.
Photos by Avi.