Media event set for September 9, launch likely ~10 days later.
Apple to Unveil New 5th Avenue Apple Store at 10am Friday
MacRumors reader Will submitted this photo which shows construction workers starting to remove part of the white covering from the store's new glass panes.
Apple's $6.6 million renovation started back in June and involved replacing the cube's 90 glass panels (Photo of old design) with a much simpler 15 glass panel design (Artist rendition).
Will reports that today they've torn away much of the white covering along the bottom of the store. This area remains hidden from the street level view due to the surrounding construction barriers. Workers have been power-washing the ground, presumably in preparation for the grand unveiling.
We'll post more photos as we get them, readers can submit photos to us via email.
As noted on Apple's 5th Avenue Retail page, the store will be closed from 10pm to 10am:
We'll be closed starting at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3 and will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 4.
Photo by ElevatorView.com