A Step to Make Shaw Accommodating for Everyone

Affordable two- and three-bedroom apartments planned for D.C.’s Shaw Shaw, a community struck by gentrification has faced backlash by many African Americans for its changing physical landscape and demographics. Many African Americans feels as if the government is ignoring them and their issues with gentrification are not being heard. Although it would be difficult to […]

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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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Riggs Street: An Interior, Exterior, and Digital Investigation

The Shaw neighborhood has become much more than just a trendy area in downtown DC. Riggs street may seem small, maybe even insignificant, especially when looking at the streets that surround it such as S street and 14th street. But beyond the surface, Riggs Street holds so much culture and history, crucial to DC’s culture […]

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Final Introduction

Ana Junco College Writing Professor Hoskins 14 December 2016 Final Introduction Many places can have a big background story that you would never have thought when you visit it. Going to my site and researching about it made me realize many things specially how is true as Sarah B. Schindler mention in “Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination […]

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Every place has a story: Franklin Park and Franklin Square

Ana Junco College Writing Professor Hoskins 14 December 2016 Every place has a story: Franklin Park and Franklin Square Many places can have a big background story that you would never have thought when you visit it. Franklin Square is located on downtown Washington D.C. It’s a square named after the United States former president […]

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Juxtaposition of Digital and Physical Spaces: An analysis of the Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters and its Website

During the time I spent looking into the Metropolitan Police Department, I found myself immersed in two different narratives. One was written by the people in which it serves, the District government headed by Muriel Bowser, the city’s mayor. The other one was written by myself, an American University Freshman from a small town in […]

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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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