Skip to comments.Amazon Plans Wild New Office Building in Downtown Seattle
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 ...
Don’t remind me!
Amazon thinks the good times will never end. But they will. And it sounds like Amazon is not going to be prepared for it.
It’s good to have money, it’s difficult to spend it well.
Other links about it.
Forum discussing it.
32 page proposal to the City of Seattle about the project
(It’s about a 12MB file.)
Slideshow> New Renderings of Rufus, Amazons Seattle Campus
Another news article about it.
But the government gravy train has been going so long. What could stop it???
Big fancy new headquarters are how fast growing corporations usually mark their peak.
What’s happened to this idea since May 22, 2013 when the article was posted on Slate?
My prediction is they will end right as they start breaking ground on this super structure and get into the food delivery business.
I looked up any further news about the project but I could not find anything. It’s possible the city is still reviewing it.
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?
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,
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!
This will probably be popular with employees during the wet, dreary days of a Seattle winter.
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.]