FORTUNE -- According to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, the cost of the pane of glass on Apple's (AAPL) iconic Fifth Avenue store that was shattered by a snowblower Tuesday is $450,000, a figure he derived by dividing $6.7 million (the cost of the cube's late-2011 renovation) by 15 (the number of glass panels that replaced the original 90).
In retrospect, it would have been cheaper to stick with 90.
FUN FACT: According to a 2010 Cornell University study, Apple's glass cube is New York City's fifth most photographed tourist attraction, after the Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Terminal.
To inaugurate the re-opening, Apple seized control of the surrounding plaza
Anybody who has walked by, camped out at, or placed flowers in remembrance of Steve Jobs at the base of the Fifth Avenue Apple store since June knows that its distinctive glass cube has been covered with painted plywood for more than four months.
It was all part of a $6.6 million renovation that involved replacing the original 90 panes of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 4, 2011 9:54 AM ET
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