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Amazon Plans Wild New Office Building in Downtown Seattle
Slate.com ^ | 22MAY2013 | Willy Oremus

Posted on 10/05/2013 9:11:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine

At a Seattle city meeting Tuesday night, Amazon presented plans for a futuristic, greenhouse-like sphere of a building in the middle of its new Seattle campus. According to the proposal, the five-story, tri-domed structure will be large enough to accommodate mature trees, allowing employees to “work and socialize in a more natural, park-like setting.” From the plans:

In addition to a variety of workplace environments, the facility will incorporate dining, meeting and lounge spaces, as well as a variety of botanical zones modeled on montane ecologies found around the globe.

(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: amazoncom; building; dome; seattle
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1 posted on 10/05/2013 9:11:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Nice target for the yearly Anarchist Festival
2 posted on 10/05/2013 9:13:48 PM PDT by DAC21
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3 posted on 10/05/2013 9:14:31 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: DAC21

Don’t remind me!


4 posted on 10/05/2013 9:14:56 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Amazon thinks the good times will never end. But they will. And it sounds like Amazon is not going to be prepared for it.


5 posted on 10/05/2013 9:16:06 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It’s good to have money, it’s difficult to spend it well.


6 posted on 10/05/2013 9:17:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Other links about it.

http://www.geekwire.com/2013/images-amazon-build-massive-biosphere-seattle-capable-housing-mature-trees/

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2018390135_amazon09.html

http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/22/amazon-greenhouse-seattle/

Forum discussing it.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1495426&page=2

32 page proposal to the City of Seattle about the project
http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/AppDocs/GroupMeetings/DRProposal3015022AgendaID4369.pdf
(It’s about a 12MB file.)


7 posted on 10/05/2013 9:18:39 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Slideshow> New Renderings of Rufus, Amazon’s Seattle Campus
http://blog.archpaper.com/wordpress/archives/46627

Another news article about it.
http://www.slashgear.com/amazon-reveals-striking-biosphere-bubble-building-plans-for-seattle-22283111/


8 posted on 10/05/2013 9:22:01 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

But the government gravy train has been going so long. What could stop it???


9 posted on 10/05/2013 9:23:11 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: JoeDetweiler
Amazon thinks the good times will never end. But they will. And it sounds like Amazon is not going to be prepared for it.

Big fancy new headquarters are how fast growing corporations usually mark their peak.

10 posted on 10/05/2013 9:25:13 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

What’s happened to this idea since May 22, 2013 when the article was posted on Slate?


11 posted on 10/05/2013 9:50:02 PM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Absurd.


12 posted on 10/05/2013 9:50:26 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

My prediction is they will end right as they start breaking ground on this super structure and get into the food delivery business.


13 posted on 10/05/2013 10:02:29 PM PDT by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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To: upchuck

I looked up any further news about the project but I could not find anything. It’s possible the city is still reviewing it.


14 posted on 10/05/2013 10:03:36 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Ahhhhhhhhhh, but is Amazon prepared for a 7.4 Seattle EARTHQUAKE ?

BTW, would promising to donate all that future broken glass to Florida to be ground up as beach sand win Amazon another Green award?


15 posted on 10/05/2013 10:47:33 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Moonman62

Yep. When you get to that point, the big shareholders are usually already looking for the next killing.

Parabolic trajectory. Even though Amazon is a good enterprise which could chug on firmly in the black for a hundred years,


16 posted on 10/06/2013 12:19:22 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Not quite as ugly as the Seattle Central Library
17 posted on 10/06/2013 12:35:41 AM PDT by earglasses (I was blind, and now I hear...)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I love Amazon and am a high volume shopper with them. And I have placed rescued dogs of higher needs with some of their employees who take them to work!


18 posted on 10/06/2013 12:37:51 AM PDT by MarMema
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This will probably be popular with employees during the wet, dreary days of a Seattle winter.


19 posted on 10/06/2013 12:52:40 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Well, it looks impressive enough, but I find it a bit futuristic: the final drawing contains an automobile!

Although there is only one, and a mini-mini Cooper or some other little box at that, I believe it will be several generations before the traffic would allow such a vehicle that deep into the city.

[I live across the Sound from this burg, and almost never, ever attempt the empty ordeal of going there.]


20 posted on 10/06/2013 1:34:51 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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