Apple’s Fifth Avenue Store is probably one of the most iconic in the world. It sits in Midtown Manhattan, surrounded by luxury hotels, and is less than a block from Central Park. Today is was the victim of flooding.
It has been raining on and off in New York since last night, and residents received low-lying flood alerts this morning, but it appears that the Apple Store wasn’t able to withstand what is otherwise a typical rainy day. It was sandbagged and closed before Hurricane Sandy to prevent flooding.
“It’s because of the construction they did last year on the roof,” a worker told the New York Post, likely referencing the store’s redesign. “They didn’t do it right. There are large flat stones up there. And with heavy rain this morning, [rain] came through.”
9to5Mac said the flooding started around 8am but was cleaned up within two hours.