Monday, August 17, 2009

The 5th Most Photographed Place in New York City

The Apple Store Fifth Avenue is open 24/7

Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson for Apple Inc., the innovative glass spiral staircase brings shoppers and visitors underground beneath the unmistakeable glass cube to a massive store of Apple computers, iPhones, iPods, and accessories.

"The Plaza" in the background

The Apple Store Fifth Avenue boasts the largest staff (in brightly colored t-shirts) of any Apple Store, with nearly 300 highly trained Mac Specialists, Mac Geniuses and Creatives who offer free tips and tricks on photography, movies and music to make creative projects come to life.

Recently, a research was conducted by a group of computer scientists at Cornell University to analyze geotags on 35 million photos on the photo-sharing webiste, Flickr. The research generated global and city maps. According to their findings, New York City is the most photographed city on Earth. Curiously, the APPLE FLAGSHIP STORE on Fifth Avenue is the fifth-most photographed place in the city. The most photographed sites in New York City are:
1. Empire State Building
2. Times Square
3. Rockefeller Center
4. Grand Central Terminal
5. Apple Store on Fifth Avenue
6. Columbus Circle
7. Liberty Island
The research also generated statistics on the world's most photographed cities and landmarks, gleaned from the analysis of the multi-terabyte photo collection: the top 25 most photographed cities in the Flickr data are (in order): New York City, London, San Francisco, Paris, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Rome, Amsterdam, Boston, Barcelona, San Diego, Berlin, Las Vegas, Florence, Toronto, Milan, Vancouver, Madrid, Venice, Philadelphia, Austin, Dublin and Portland.
Above are some of the images of the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue that I took on several occasions.


Nihilist Loves Hate, Hates Everything said...

Do you have a link to any of this research?

Noel Y.C. said...

The paper is available for download at

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