Fifth Avenue Apple Store as Tourist Destination and Landmark

Inga Saffron, architecture critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer:

Barely four years after Apple opened the store in the basement of the General Motors tower, Bohlin’s ethereal one-story structure — a glorified vestibule, really — has become a must-see attraction as well as Apple’s highest-grossing location. According to Cornell University scientists who analyzed 35 million Flickr images, the Cube is the fifth-most-photographed building in New York, the 28th worldwide.

Ahead of it on the list: The Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Grand Central Terminal. Good company.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010