The Revitalization or Destruction of Shaw?

  The Revitalization or Destruction of Shaw? The building in which We Work’s coworking office spaces are housed makes no mention of We Work on the outside but instead is labelled the Wonder Bread factory. Having stood there with the same physical structure since 1913 (Wilson), The Wonder Bread Factory has looked very similar on […]

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Annotated Bibliography

Developers Seek to Put the ‘Wonder’ Back in the Wonder Bread Factory Wilson, Jonathan. “Developers Seek to Put the ‘Wonder’ Back in the Wonder Bread Factory.” Wamu 88.5. American University, 20 July 2012. Web. 3 Oct. 2016, http://wamu.org/story/12/07/20/developers_seek_to_put_the_wonder_back_in_the_wonder_bread_factory/. Method This source talks of how developers are restoring the Wonder Bread building which has started restoration […]

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14th Street’s Revolutionary Complex Local System

Amanda Abrams’s article, “In D.C., a Street’s Grit Gives Way to Glamour,” explores the public impact of the swelling developmental revolution on 14th street NW through historic, economic, and interpersonal lenses. The article is in no way a warning to citizens, but a notice: with corporate interest on the rise, 14th street will continue to […]

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Interior: Inside the heart of Thomas Circle

The ceilings are high and the rooms are filled with marble and glass. The buildings surrounding Thomas Circle NW are stunning. Clearly for more affluent people, the hotels and apartments surrounding the circle are tall modern buildings filled with full-time dedicated staff and concierge. The biggest building in the circle, Washington Plaza Hotel, is made […]

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Revitalized? The Exterior Built Environment of 14th Street NW

Image courtesy of Google Maps. The middle structure is a skeleton of a building that has now been transformed, some say revitalized. This is a photograph taken in October 2007 of the same corner I visited this week. It is very literally the image of a frame of a neighborhood corner, with chipped paint and exposed infrastructure. […]

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Thomas Circle: A New Kind of City (exterior description)

The first thing you notice as you walk into Thomas Circle NW is the cleanliness. The buildings kiss the wide stone sidewalk and shoot up high. Immediately you can tell this is a wealthy area. The air smells clean, the sidewalks are uncrowned and the circle is calm. Littered in stop signs, traffic lights and […]

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