Washington, D.C.'s beaux-arts Carnegie Library was the capital's main public library until the opening of the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-designed replacement in 1972. Since then, the Carnegie has struggled to find a permanent occupant, but recent development in the area, including a convention center across the street, has made the property more potentially viable. The 1903 landmark was designed by Ackerman & Ross, and Apple now plans to have Foster + Partners renovate it into a new flagship store. Changes will have to go through the National Capital Planning Commission and the Historic Preservation Review Board.

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