September 24, 2022

Amazon’s giant glass domes

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heres-what-the-glass-domes-will-look-like-when-theyre-finishedAmazon is building three giant glass domes filled with endangered species at its new HQ

Eugene Kim

Amazon is building a new office in downtown Seattle. But it also wants to make sure its employees get to enjoy some green while at work.

The solution: three giant glass domes filled with trees.

According to a report by Bloomberg on Wednesday, Amazon is building three giant spheres — called Biopsheres — right in front of the new office building that’s currently under construction.

The 100-foot tall domes, scheduled for completion in 2018, will come with more than 300 plants that are endangered species, essentially turning the place into a conservation project as well. John Schoettler, Amazon’s global real estate director, tells Bloomberg the goal was to create a “link to the natural world,” so Amazon employees could brainstorm while taking a breath of fresh air in the domes.

The glass domes have already become a popular tourist photo spot and it’s not hard to find photos of them on Instagram. Here are a few photos, alongside the renderings we previously published:

They’re scheduled to open in 2018

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Here’s what the glass domes will look like when they’re finished.
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It’s located right in front of the new Amazon headquarters being built now.
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Here’s what it would look like at night.
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Inside the dome.
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Here’s what they look like now.
They will be covered with glass.

For more on this story go to: http://www.businessinsider.com/amazons-giant-glass-domes-are-filled-with-endangered-species-2016-6?utm_source=feedburner&amp%3Butm_medium=referral&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+businessinsider+%28Business+Insider%29

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