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Midtown Apple Cube's Aesthetic Interruptus

Just when it seemed the glass cube in front of the soon-to-open Apple Store on Fifth Avenue was ready for prime time, Apple CEO Steve Jobs steps in:

When workers began taking off the black plywood panels from the Fifth Avenue (NYC) store glass cube entrance last week, it seemed that construction was nearly finished. But a closer look at the activity shows the workers are swapping out the sophisticated titanium hardware between the glass panels, apparently after objections (Mr. Jobs) they were too conspicuous, and interrupted the esthetic of the piece.Sez Valleywag, "And with that sentence, Steve's life becomes officially weirder than Star Trek."
· The Cube Needs Tweaking [ifoAppleStore via Valleywag]
· Apple's New Fifth Ave. Store Gets Cubed [Curbed]