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Georgetown Apple Store settles on aesthetic design

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]

by MacNN Staff



  1. smezjj

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not so fast...

    As of 8:30 or so last night The Georgetown Metropolitan reports that the board has rejected the latest proposal... jumped the gun on that one!

  1. smezjj

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Argh! Frustrating... sorry about that last post, things are so messed up and going on so long with this Georgetown Apple Store... pretend I never said anything since no one can make up their minds. ;) I will just wait till it opens, then it'll be a sure thing.

    Peace, Love!

  1. TheSnarkmeister

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Don't believe it...

    Don't count on anything until the front door opens. Those idiots in Georgetown will keep spitting in the soup until it taste more of spittle than soup. Apple would be wise to abandon the project.

  1. applenut1

    Joined: Dec 1969




    Apple has been pushing poor architecture and ignoring local character and history.

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969



    poor architecture?? Cause it's not Apple they have won any awards for their store design...

  1. bnern2

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Georgetown is far from the place it used to be. Half of Georgetown seems like it's been boarded up for years. I think Apple could find a much better place to put their store in DC.

  1. resuna

    Joined: Dec 1969



    If they want to do something that's got the futuristic feel they want and the historical relevancy the OGB wants, they need to try a steampunk theme.

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