updated 03:30 am EST, Fri March 6, 2009
Georgetown store approved
The Georgetown Apple Store may have taken another step forward, following repeated conflicts regarding integration of the aesthetic design into the historic district. The Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) recently ratified an amendment after four previous designs were rejected, according to ifoAppleStore. The architects added metal dividers to the front window, while removing stainless steel and adding masonry to the facade.
The Old Georgetown Board had argued that the previous designs were out of place with the surrounding "federal-style" buildings on Wisconsin Ave. "The project has gotten a lot better," board member David Cox told Karl Backus, an architect for the project, according to the Washington Post. "I applaud your efforts."
The board also may have grown impatient with the squabble. The Georgetown Voice noted that the Commissioners "appeared sick of talking about the Apple store and recommended that the OGB accept the proposal this time around."
As a final hurdle, the store awaits approval from the US Commission of Fine Arts. A rejection is unlikely, however, as the commission oversees the OGB. An Apple representative claimed that no timetables have been established for construction or the store opening. [via AppleInsider]
[Image courtesy of the Georgetown Metropolitan]
[Image courtesy of the Washington Post]