The Unique Building of 1825 7th St NW: 7th Flats at Progression Place

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This is the 7th Flats at the Progression Places lobby. This image demonstrates its modern aspect.

    There, in the middle of a dirty, obscure, and dangerous area in Washington D.C., is a different and unique building than the rest of all the places in Shaw. On 1825 7th St NW is a modern and new building known as the 7th Flats at Progression Place. The building is “A diverse mix of dining, shopping, arts, nightlife and community-serving amenities are envisioned that will bring new life and vibrancy to the 7th Street corridor” (Retail Spotlight, Progression Place). The world outside of the building and the world inside seem like two different planets with two totally polar opposite settings. The streets are filthy and neglected, while the lobby of the building is so clean and pristine, that it seems like people would clean their shoes before entering to not disrupt the glamor of the building.

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Eating area to enjoy a nice coffee or read the newspaper.

     The 7th Flats building is nothing like John’s Place, because the John’s Place building is small and abandoned, while 7th Flats is lively, vivid, new, and eccentric. The Progression Place’s front side part is filled with new and popular shops and boutiques such as sprint and the Uprising muffin company. Then, in the middle of all the essence, is the entrance of the 7th Flats apartment building. The 7th flats, “offers all the modern luxury, residential amenities, and convenience expected by those seeking a vibrant, urban lifestyle, represents an ideal opportunity to live in comfort and style with easy reach of your workplace (Progression Place). The decorative lobby is styled with decorative walls of white and beige tones. There is also a red painting with lights to highlight the style and for the seating area, there are couches of red and blue tones. Also, in front of the couches there are two rounded gold tables on top of a beige, velvet carpet. The lighting is purposely placed to define the different modern schemes of the room. There is also a dark purple column alone with an uneven shape to add edge to the room. The entrance of the lobby has windows for walls so that it also brings in natural lighting into the building and gives a feel of outdoors and nature. There is a small and round table with a marble surface in the entrance of the building to offer people a casual seating setting. People can relax here to enjoy their breakfast, a cup of coffee or even read the day’s newspaper. The floor is an off-white marble to add glamour to the chic and modern ambiance and there is also a blue stripe going across the floor so that it is not so discolored. In the entrance, there is also a decorative table laying straight across the wall with a simple decorative statue to add design. Behind this table, hanging on the wall, is another simple black painting. The ceiling is made up of big white circles that gives a modern look to the lobby. In the back of the lobby are two silver elevators that take residents or visitors to the residences. Left to the elevators is a brown, tall table where the receptionist sit.

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This is the comfortable seating area in the lobby. The couches have bright, colorful pillows. there is also a red wall that is illuminated by lights. Two gold, rounded tables are presented in the seating area as well.

      The 7th Flats is the start to a new community in Shaw; it is the first modern building that will shift the view of the area. This building at the Progression Place has power since it intrigues everybody who passes by it. Its modern decorations and eccentric look will grab visitors attention and will inspire them to move into the unique building of 1825 7th St NW.

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Entrance to 7th Flats at Progression Place.

               

 

                                                                       

 

         Works Cited

Internet Marketing, Website Design, | MD, VA, DC. “Progression Place.” Modern, Classic Urban Style Community Residences. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2016.

“Retail Spotlight | Progression Center.” Washington DC Economic Partnership. WDCEP, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2016.

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