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In his effusive ode to the Fifth Avenue Apple store, Architecture critic James Gardner calls the space "miraculous" not once, but twice. The renovation, he writes, is "as profound as it is subtle," since the new, simpler cube "seems to vanish into thin air, a perfect symbolic analogue to the post-industrial world." [TRD]