Last year, Apple unveiled a new, streamline Fifth Avenue cube that reduced the number of glass panes from 90 to 15. This year, Apple Retail revamped the SoHo store with an extensive expansion into space once occupied by a United States Post Office.
Along with adding more sales space, Apple’s architects redesigned the famous glass staircase. Apple first unveiled the glass staircase design at the SoHo location in 2002, a design that has made its way to dozens of high-profile stores.
With the SoHo redesign, Apple has done to the iconic staircase what it did to the…
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Apple Used Giant Panes of Glass to Build New SoHo Staircase [Mac Blog]
Jordan Golson – macrumors.com