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Annotated Bibliographies 1-10


Additional Homicide Arrest: 1700 Block of 7th Street, NW. N.p., 28 Jan. 2014. Web. 03 Oct. 2016.

This article states a police report about a homicide that occurred on the block of 1700 7thSt NW. This source also displays a good amount of specific details such as the setting, people involved, and the action that followed. It depicts how a 30-year-old man named Michael Edward Jones killed a group of men and was later arrested.

This source is useful for my built environment description because it contains helpful information about a homicide on the block of 1700 7th St NW. Also, this source relates to the first source, so together they provide a good amount of information about the scene that happened on July 7, 2012.

Castaneda, Ruben. “4 SLAIN, 2 HURT IN NW CLUB.” Washington Post. The Washington Post, 25 Feb. 1990.             Web. 05 Oct. 2016.

This article states that police forces searched for suspects that created a murder scene since two were left dead in front of a Nightclub called “John’s place”. Apparently, the murderers were looking for a specific man called “Robert Lee” who at the time was 20 years old.

This source is useful as research because it has detailed information of one of the crimes that occurred in front of ‘John’s Place”. What makes this source most important is that the author is Ruben Castaneda himself, the same author of the book “S Street Rising”, which is where I got the location from. I can compare the scene that occurred in the book with the scene described in this article from “The Washington Post”.

“7th Flats.” Bozzuto. N.p., 24 Oct. 2016. Web. 09 Nov. 2016.

This website offers a detailed overview of what the 7th Flats at Progression Place consist of. The website depicts all floor plans that the apartment building offers, including square feet and price. Studios are a one-floor plan which consists of 424 square feet and start at a price of $1,890. One bedroom housing is a three-floor plan which consists of 969 square feet and starts at a price of $2470. A two bedroom housing is a two-floor plan which consists of 1170 square feet and starts at a price of $3,285. Bozzuto also shows features and amenities of the building.

This website is useful for my interior Built Environment Description because it consists of helpful information that the reader will find useful while reading my analysis. The information given allows the reader to compare prices and figure out which option is best if the viewer is interested in the apartment as well.

“7th Flats.” UrbanTurf. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2016.

This website has access to interior details of the 7th flats building. 7th flats consist of 100,00- square feet of office space, 205 apartments, and 20,000 square feet of retail space. Also, the website states the building’s project type, types of units (studio, two-bedroom apartments etc), unit sizes, the building’s amenities (gym, lobby, rooftop etc.), the pricing of the building, and (starting at $1,700). The website explains where the apartments are located and offers a map of the location.

This website is useful for my project because it contains exclusive information that is not easy to find in other websites. The website gives specific information about the interior of the 7th flats building, and this will help me compose a detailed paper about the 7th Flats. Images are also available from places that I do not have access to, but because of this page, I can experience what there is beyond the lobby.

“7th Flats – Washington, DC.” MyNewPlace. Realpage Inc., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2016.

This website provides information about the apartments in 7th Flats at the Progression Place. It states all the floor plans, property details, and reasons why people should live in these apartments. The article states all the benefits there are in living in the 7th Flats, such as being right next to the Shaw-Howard U Metro. Also, the short paragraph that provides convincing information in why people should like there describe the apartments as “urban, alive, and seductive”. It also describes the building as innovative, since it is setting higher standards for Shaw. The amenities are listed on the website as well; those are a concierge, brand new, on-site retail, pet-friendly, rapid transit, and smart rent.

This website is useful for my built environment description because it provides information that will help me develop a strong argument about the 7th Flats at the Progression Place. Also, the website contains information that I have not yet found in other sources, such as the statement that responds to the question “why”. This page is a reliable source because it is stated that information is derived from Bozzuto, which is the company that manages the 7th Flats at the Progression Place. Prices are also available, which helps me develop my argumentation when it comes to spaces and prices, and discuss if the apartments are worth in their size and price.

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

This source has information about the building on 7th and S street NW, named the Progression Place. The shops at the progression place and offices are also mentioned, giving a good detailed explanation of how the interior of the building is. The building has shops, offices, apartments, a dining area, and night-life rooms. Information about the construction of the building is included in the article as well.

This source is useful for my interior built environment description because the page contains helpful information since it describes the building with details, adding what it has and what does it offer. Shops, offices, and decorations are mentioned and explained. The dining area and night-life rooms are also described. This source is accurate and useful since it is the actual page of the building. Also, it can help me see the differences or similarities between the source and the actual location of the Progression Place.

“Onsite Retail| 7th Flats | Apartments near the Shaw – Howard U Metro.” 7th Flats. Bozzuto, n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2016.

This website provides information about the floor plans, gallery, features, amenities, retail, the neighborhood, services, reasons why people should choose Bozzuto, and contact. The article under “features” explains how people can decorate their apartment as they wish. People with an “individualistic style” can be identified with this space. There is also a list that contains the amenities the apartments have. There is also information available about the restaurants and stores there downstairs, such as “Eat The Rich” and At&t. The website also provides a short paragraph with a description of the neighborhood the 7th Flats is in. In the gallery, there are several images of the 7th Flats, allowing the viewer to see how it is like in the inside and the outside. Also, the website contains a list of all the services that are provided for all residents of the 7th Flats, such as coffee and tea services, and 24-hour emergency maintenance and concierge.

This website is useful for my Built Environment Description because it provides much information that will help me back up a simple statement. For example, for the exterior part of my Built Environment Description, I can inculcate the description of the Neighborhood in a form of comparison to the actual apartment building. Therefore, I will not just have facts, but an argumentation. Some of the information provided on this website is similar to other websites I will use for my Built Environment Description.

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

This source talks about the Progression Place building that states which stores are at the location and where. Also, the source gives information about the offices and their locations in the Progression Place.  This page also explains how the building is still under construction. The apartment building inside of the Progression Place called the 7th flats are also mentioned.  It is also stated that the Progression Place building is approximately 2,000 square feet, and the rental rates are at 50% of market rate.

This source can help me envision the construction of the place and its interior. Also, it details how everything while is set up inside of the building. This source connects to my first source as well, which is useful to compare information from both sources. Also, since this source comes from the “Washington DC Economic Partnership” it is a reliable source that will not contain fictional information about the site.

Wheeler, Linda, and Wendy Melillo. “D.C. Market Shooting Kills 1, Injures 8.” Washington Post. The Washington Post, 01 Apr. 1994. Web. 02 Oct. 2016.

This is an article which states and describes a criminal action that occurred in the area of 1700 7th St NW, exactly in front of John’s place. The area located three blocks away from John’s place has been referred as an area where drug trafficking occurs. The drug trafficking incident seems to not be related to the crime that occurred in front of John’s place, where four people were killed and two were injured.

This source is useful since it contains and describes information that will help me develop and untangle the history of 1700 7th St NW. It is a reliable source because the information comes from “The Washington Post”, where true information is posted as news for citizens in Washington DC; it does not contain bias opinion, just facts that occur.  Also, the source’s authors are stated clearly.

“With $2.7M Loan, D.C. Aid to Progression Place Increases.” Washington Business Journal, 15 June 2012. Web. 20 Nov. 2016.

This website focuses and talks about how much the 7th Flats at the Progression Place is worth. It specifically mentions how the 7th Flats at the Progression Place was built with a loan of 2.7 Million dollars from the District’s Housing Production Trust Fund. Also, the website specifies how many apartments are available (205), and highlighting that only 51 are affordable. The building has a 19,000 square feet of ground and the underground garage is an 185-space. There is also information about a 50,000-square-foot office condominium at Progression Place that UNICEF paid for $23.87 million dollars.

This website is very useful for my Built Environment Description because this website offers details about the money topic of the Progression Place. It gives details of tax, rentals, money owed, and more. Knowing about how much is owed and how much is paid helps big-time for the background analysis of my essay. I can research and analyze the statistic area of the 7th Flats at the Progression Place. Also, I can make the overall assumption how it affects DC’s economy with the information given in this article. Lastly, this information helps my essay not only have descriptive information but also statistical and monetary information which will help me form an argumentative analysis.

7th Flats at Progression Place: The Bozzuto Website

     The 7th Flats at Progression Place are built by the Bozzuto Construction company. Bozzuto displays an organized, neat, well-oriented website for the 7th Flats. The website states its purpose clearly: sell apartments. Also, the words “7TH FLATS” is written capitalized, which basically are the first words the viewer reads when opening the website. At the top of the page, the website allows the viewer to see all aspects the 7th Flats provide. At the top right corner, the company’s contact is placed so that anyone who is interested in the apartment has an easy access to communicate with the sellers. The website provides a slideshow of everything the building has to offer. First, the slideshow starts with a picture of a bedroom. The bedroom is all set up, which gives the viewer a nice look on how their apartment will look like with their decorations. The second picture is a photo of the rooftop of the building. The rooftop decorations are modern, with high stools and tables prepared for a nice lunch with the sun out. The third and last picture is a photo of the living room, decorated with a modern touch and many colors. Beneath the slideshow, there is a short description of the 7th flats stating, “Brand new apartments in the heart of Washington, DC’s legendary Shaw neighborhood. Located right next to the Shaw-Howard U Metro and right above the neighborhood’s new favorite places to eat, drink, and socialize at Progression Place. The highly anticipated 7th Flats Apartments at Progression Place blends the best of modern upscale living with the rich history of the Shaw community…” (Bozzuto). The message motivates the viewer to live in these specific apartments. On the left side of the website, there are various options the viewer can click on such as features and amenities, floor plans, photos and videos, and more. The website displays only the positive aspects of the building, trying to persuade the audience of buying such elegant apartments. Since the website is owned by the company which constructed 7th Flats, they want to persuade only what is positive about the apartments.


     The Bozzuto websites also offers an abundant amount of helpful information about the apartment, and not everything about the website is persuading. The different prices of the apartments are available to observe in the website, and a map of the building’s location is also available, making it easier for the viewer to experience where the building is at. The website focuses on accommodating the audience, so that the audience feels comfortable, and can navigate easily through the website. The targeted audience for this website would be anyone who is interested in the apartments, and can afford living in them.


    In conclusion, the Bozzuto website is an organized, easy-managed website that is a guide for the rent or sale of the 7th Flats at Progression Place apartments. Furthermore, the Bozzuto website presents the information about the apartments in a persuasive way: by stating all the positives of the apartment building and ignoring the negative.

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Work Cited

“7th Flats.” Bozzuto. N.p., 24 Oct. 2016. Web. 09 Nov. 2016.