D.C. Thwarts Apple Store

The Old Georgetown Board, the design review board of Washington, D.C.'s historic district, has voted a third time to reject Apple's bid to tear down the current building and put up one of their iconic Apple Stores.

"While the site in question is not itself a historic building, Georgetown, a shopping mecca for tourists and locals, is a National Historic Landmark district notable for its Federal style houses and businesses, and any significant changes to a structure must pass the board's strict review.

"Georgetown cannot become a collection of interesting, even exceptional, modern designs without losing the character that merited its designation as a National Historic Landmark," says Barbara Zartman, chair of the Historic Preservation and Zoning Committee of the Citizens Association of Georgetown."

Full Story: D.C. Nixes Apple's Plans for Modern Store

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