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Spiralling glass Amazon HQ2 building “inspired by the poop emoji”

February 3, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Amazon HQ2 poop emoji

Social media users have lined up to compare Amazon’s future headquarters in Arlington, Virginia to ice cream, a Christmas tree and a cartoon turd. Named The Helix and unveiled this week, the centrepiece of the Amazon HQ2 office complex designed by architect NBBJ will have a distinctive spiral shape. “I was wondering how long it would

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NBBJ reveals spiralling glass tower topped by outdoor hiking trail as Amazon HQ2

February 3, 2021 India Block 0
Amazon HQ2 by NBBJ

International architecture firm NBBJ has designed a spiral-shaped glass tower covered in trees and walking trails for online retailer Amazon as its new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Named The Helix, the glass spiral tower will be part of a complex of three office buildings that will make up Amazon HQ2. Outdoor pathways will spiral up the outside of

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Graham Baba designs moody Deep Dive speakeasy at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters

April 10, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0
Deep Dive bar in Seattle by Graham Baba Architects

US studio Graham Baba Architects took cues from speakeasies and adventure novels to create a dimly lit bar in Seattle filled with oddities and nature-inspired decor, such as dried plants and taxidermy. Deep Dive bar is located at Amazon Spheres, a trio of greenery-filled, glass domes at the retail company’s downtown Seattle campus. The bar occupies a small

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Willmott’s Ghost restaurant opens inside Amazon Spheres in Seattle

March 6, 2019 Dan Howarth 0

Pastel tones and plenty of curves are found within this restaurant, located inside The Spheres at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle. Willmott’s Ghost is one of three spaces open to the public inside The Spheres – a trio of plant-filled glass orbs completed at retail giant Amazon’s Downtown campus last year. The restaurant on the ground

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Amazon scraps plans for New York City HQ2

February 14, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0
Protest to plans for New York City HQ2 in Long Island City

Amazon has cancelled plans to bring its HQ2 headquarters to New York’s Long Island City, following a major backlash from local politicians. The retail giant revealed today that it will no longer create a headquarters in the Queens neighbourhood, despite announcing the area as one of two successful bids for the project in November 2018. “While

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“Amazon HQ2 will strain spaces and systems on which all New Yorkers rely”

November 16, 2018 Alan G Brake 0

Amazon HQ2 will only exacerbate New York City’s already stretched infrastructure, cramped public spaces and sky-high rents, says Alan G Brake in this Opinion column. Amazon has announced it will locate tens of thousands of high-paying tech jobs in New York City. Instead of swelling urban pride and a sense of opportunity, the company’s expansion

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Amazon confirms New York and Virginia for HQ2, sparking protests

November 15, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Amazon has confirmed that it will split its major HQ2 between Arlington County, Virginia, and Queens, New York, triggering a major backlash from residents and local politicians in the latter. The retail giant revealed it will divide its second headquarters between Long Island City – a burgeoning riverside neighbourhood in New York’s largest borough – and the Crystal City

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Amazon HQ2 could split between New York and Virginia

November 7, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Amazon plans to split its major second headquarters in North America between Queens, New York, and Arlington County, Virginia, according to reports. After spending a year looking for a home for HQ2, the retail giant now intends to set up two bases, The Wall Street Journal has reported. Long Island City – a burgeoning riverside neighbourhood in

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