Apple has announced following an extensive renovation starting back in 2016, its new Carnegie Library Apple Store in Washington D.C. will open to the public on May 11, unveiling a complete overhaul to the building that restores the 63,000-square-foot space back to its “original grandeur”.
The new location will host six weeks of special “Today at Apple” sessions run by 40 creators, teaching attendees how to express their stories with photos, music, video, art, and design.
Apple last shared renderings and new details surrounding the store back in 2017, with Apple Retail Senior Design Director B.J. Siegel sharing that Apple will respect the history of the building, making their presence subtle.
Rather than plastering the buildings with the company’s logo, Apple’s designers say they will focus on restoring the building’s historic character. It can take a little work to find the store’s signage and logo — which is the point.
Though unconfirmed, Apple is expected to be paying the building’s owner, Events D.C. between $1 million and $2 million to cover losses relating to the Apple Store being in the space versus its prior usage, reports AppleInsider, with the company believed to be renting the space on a ten-year lease, with two optional five-year extensions available.
The new store will open to visitors at 10:00am on Saturday, May 11.