Apple Store, Fifth Avenue, New York City, USA

January 13, 2010

Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

  • Full self-supporting and serves as its own brace, but only when assembled as a whole
  • In the joints, the front panels are fixed by means of double point fittings to the glass fins running from the bottom to the top
  • These 10-meter-long fins made up of five-ply laminated sheet glazing have set new standards in terms of glass technology
  • The slightly sloping roof construction is also supported structurally by a square grid made of glass beams.
  • The beams reinforce one another, thereby providing a rigid, self-supporting structure which is unbelievably light and transparent
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