Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Amazon.com Headquarters Going Up


New Amazon.com Headquarters Going Up
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I thought you might like to see the current construction progress going on in a neighborhood that has had quite a rapid infrastructure and skyline face lift over the past five years. Amazon.com's new world headquarters is under construction in the Cascade / South Lake Union neighborhood (read all about it here). You can see a great deal of it rising in the background to the left. The campus, comprised of up to eleven new buildings and open public spaces will span a four city block corridore between Terry and Boran. The first two of six phases were to be completed for occupancy by the middle of this year, with the entire campus being completed and occupied by 2012.

Changes are also coming for the historic Naval Reserve Building seen prominently on the waterfront of this shot. In 2012 the Museum of History and Industry will move from its current digs in the Montlake neighborhood to these restored and refurbished new digs around which the new Lake Union Park has been built. The grand scale, long-term changes to make it possible for the Cascade / South Lake Union area to support a thriving and inviting bio-tech and high tech business hub seems to be heading for the home stretch now.

11 comments:

Bibi said...

So that's where my money will go! I must now click on the link to read about it.

I ordered a Kindle, and my daughter will bring it to me...

lewi14 said...

It looks like modelling. Fantastic photographed, Kim.

Ming the Merciless said...

It looks a lot like the lower east side of Manhattan, as seen from Brooklyn.

Love the blurry effect on the edges.

Petrea said...

Seattle is ever-changing, ever-exciting. Sometimes I regret change, but I have to say I'm glad to see these projects moving forward. It sounds like good news for Seattle.

Don and Krise said...

I'm guessing that this is amongst some of the growth that Vulcan is involved in. (Correct me if I'm wrong.)
Great iPhone shot and effect.

Ben said...

Nice photo, Kim. It looks like a miniature set,

Gunn said...

It is nice and interesting.
Also a bit "LEGO-like".

Shell Sherree said...

It DOES look like a little miniature ~ I wonder what it is that creates that first impression. What a view for them.

Kim said...

Thanks one and all for your kind comments. And, yes, this is a Vulcan project. No, this is not an iPhone shot, but came from a Canon 40D + 200mm lens + Tiltshift Maker which lends the miniature feel.
-Kim

katney said...

I must send this link to my son, who worked for Amazon for several years in it's early days.

J.C. said...

This scene reminds me of a scene in Grey's Anatomy where Patrick Dampsey takes a boat ride to work. The drama is also based in Seattle. Have you ever seen it being shot on the street of Seattle?