From Apple offers first peek in Monday’s Washington Post:
Steve Jobs minted Apple as a top American retailer by designing crisp, modern stores with designs reminiscent of the company’s products. Glass boxes and aluminum panels abounded.
But as Apple moves to turn its stores into experiences — places for concerts, art exhibitions and photography classes — the tech giant has begun to pursue distinctive, yet familiar buildings its customers might admire as well.
In Washington, the company has set its sights squarely on the Carnegie Library, in Mount Vernon Square. One of thousands of libraries built nationwide with funds donated by steel tycoon and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, it opened in 1903 as the first desegregated public building in the city.
Below: Under the proposed skylight.
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