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Check Out The Gleaming Glass Biodome That Amazon Wants To Build In Seattle
October 25, 2013
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Earlier this week, a Seattle design review panel signed off on a plan by Amazon.com to build three interconnected glass domes to anchor the plaza of its new downtown campus, reports the Seattle Times. The three glass structures will open onto each other, the tallest reaching five stories above the ground, and will contain a mix of offices for the company and retail stores. The steel and glass "spheres," designed by the multinational architecture firm NBBJ, will also contain a plant- and tree-filled atrium, giving them the appearance of great big greenhouses in the middle of downtown Seattle.

Across the plaza from the three domes will be one of three office towers that Amazon is planning to build on the huge campus, which is nicknamed "Rufus" (named after a corgi who was a sort of Amazon mascot in the company's early days). The proposal was first unveiled in May, but has undergone some significant design changes to arrive at the current proposal, which NBBJ calls "visually lighter, and geometrically organic and sculptural." Amazon is now waiting for final approval from the city planning department, which The Verge reports is not expected to be an obstacle. See more renderings of the complex in the gallery above.

Via Seattle Times


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