Apple shares first official photos of Carnegie Library store in DC


Apple on Thursday previewed its Carnegie Library store in Washington, D.C., set to open on Saturday at 10 a.m., saying it will help the Library once again serve a public good despite much of it being turned into a private store.

The store represents Apple’s “most extensive historic restoration project to date,” the company said. The building was originally Washington’s Central Public Library, funded and opened by Andrew Carnegie in 1903. Apple worked with conservation experts on preserving facades and details, and restoring interior spaces to their original dimensions. Apple’s usual architectural firm, Foster + Partners, operated in conjunction with chief design officer Jony Ive.

I wish I still lived in the area. Even from Nashville or Connecticut, I’d ride to see the re-opening of this gorgeous building.