Apple begins slowly taking wraps off Fifth Ave glass cube

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  1. Eddy Munn macrumors 6502

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  2. colormyworld macrumors member

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    My friend and I have been "camped out" here since Monday night, and have seen it progress. We watched yesterday as another set of walls came down and they uncovered the fountain by hand (wearing suits o_O ), and the fountain has been up and running. They get further and further each day, and it's really cool and exciting to watch the progression! The guys working on it are super nice, too.
     
  3. Tiggs macrumors 6502

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    Wonder if they have an OCt 4th deadline to 'get it done' ;)
     
  4. KingCrimson macrumors 65816

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    *yawn* yet another false idol we're supposed to worship - the Glass Cube.
     
  5. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    "Camped out"? For what?
     
  6. colormyworld macrumors member

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    Read the blog in my signature. Basically my friend and I have been camped out for "whatever" Apple is announcing, and plan to stay until the release of the device. ;) We're having a lot of fun with our little project!
     
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    You have nothing else to do really? :confused:
    How about you volunteer for any myriad of community programs that could use some idle hands?
     
  8. colormyworld macrumors member

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    iPhone Whatever FAQ
    ^^^Not meant to be directed at you, just in general we've had a lot of people ask that.
     
  9. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    Looks great, I'm surprised there hasn't been coverage on this lately. It looks like it should come off within the next month or so.
     
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    What will you do if the new iPhone launches in December?
     
  12. colormyworld macrumors member

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    I doubt it will, but we'll cross that road if it comes, which is unlikely.
     
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    My curiosity gets the better of me, so I must ask - how do you support yourself financially while engaged in this endeavor.

    Because of the way I am paid (fee for service), even taking a sick day off is a hit to my monthly income. Haven't had a vacation in 6 or 7 years. Perhaps I'm just jealous. ;)

    As I read this I realize that it is none of my bloody business - but I'll ask anyway. :p
     
  14. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    The question is, what is anyone on here doing?
     
  15. colormyworld macrumors member

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    It's cool, lots of people have asked. It's in the FAQ, but basically Keenen works from his computer anyway, so he is working the whole time we are here. I am freelance as well (fee for service). I don't make much, but I don't often take vacations. Since I'm in my mid twenties, single with no kids, the only person I have to look after is myself...well, and my tortoise, but my roommate is babysitting her. I paid my rent and bills for October early, and will take a small financial hit. We found a sponsor though (gazelle.com) so the hit won't be nearly as painful. I tend to work myself to death sometimes, so i don't take vacations much because I feel "lazy"...but I couldn't turn this down when Keenen asked me to do it. We were only going to do a week, but our little project grew, and we are both the type that, once a plan is made, we want to just DO it. So we impulsively decided to get out here before the announcement date was even announced! lol Tomorrow night we will have been here a week.

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    This was two days ago as they uncovered the fountain on the south side of the cube:
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    Fountain on the north side of the cube last night:
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  16. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    Cool, so it may come off within the next week or so?
     
  17. KingCrimson macrumors 65816

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    When I see this Apple Cube I think "oh it's the Borg all over again". :)
     
  18. colormyworld macrumors member

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    The construction workers have been talking about early November as their project end date, but I think it may be sooner. Here are a few from today:
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  19. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    Wow, the wraps look just about ready to come off!
     
  20. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Take it from someone who worked in the industry. Chances are pretty good that the November end date is going to be pretty right
     
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    That sounds awesome, I hope you guys have fun! I would totally go say hi to you two if I was in the area.
     
  22. colormyworld macrumors member

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    Haha yeah we were like..."Should we bribe them to go faster? Hmmmm..." lol :p

    Thanks anjinha! I wish anyone who wanted to be here could be. That's why we're trying to make it as interactive as we can. :)
     
  23. colormyworld macrumors member

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    I think it's gonna be done in time. The front is reopened! :):):)

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