Amazon’s new office building will adopt a distinct design

By Catherine Sturman
It has recently been announced that Amazon are behind one of the newest buildings set to go under construction in Seattle. Spanning 17 stories, the buil...

It has recently been announced that Amazon are behind one of the newest buildings set to go under construction in Seattle. Spanning 17 stories, the build will be set on the site of a former hotel at 2205 Seventh Avenue, where a number of options have been bought forward by Graphite Design Group, who Amazon are currently working with.

Amazon associates Acorn Development LLC previously bought the property and all necessary rights at the end of December last year for over $12 million. The new build will embed sustainable features, where the preferred design has been described as an “urban treehouse,” adopting a recessed centre bay, revealing an internal stair structure. On each side, overhanging blocks which cascade up the building will highlight this unique design, with a terrace placed on the side.

The new building highlights Amazon’s increased dominance within the US market, with an increased number of part time workers, warehouses and networks across the country. Back in January, Amazon informed Bloomberg that they would be creating over 100,000 new roles within the next 18 months.

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