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Here’s the design that the Old Georgetown Board approved earlier today.
There are more images below the jump.
So, there it is: The approved design for what will likely be D.C.’s first Apple store. The building will be located at 1229 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. The current structure on the site was erected in the 1980s and will be torn down.
This is the fifth proposed design to come before the Old Georgetown Board, starting with a plan submitted in September 2007.
“The truth is the board was fairly comfortable with the design last month,” says Thomas Luebke, secretary for the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, which administers the board. In the last version, there was a 32-foot-wide panel of seamless glass; The board “felt that it needed to be broken down.”
And it was. Hallelujah. The saga ends.
Images provided by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. The architect is Karl Backus of Pennsylvania-based Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.