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The e-retailer commits to business in the Northwest with a 3.3 million-square-foot mixed-use plan by NBBJ Amazon will build three towers (above and far right) that will include offices and residential units. the plan includes three smaller buildings on the site (right), and exact uses for those buildings are yet to be determined. Making a commitment to real estate development with a significant presence in downtown Seattle, e-retail corporation Amazon has contracted NBBJ to design a mixed-use development that will include its new headquarters. At 3.3 million square feet, the development would be the largest such effort in the history of downtown Seattle. The proposal outlines three asymmetrical office and residential towers as tall as 38 stories each, three smaller buildings, 66,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, underground parking for 3,300 cars, and 1.7 acres of public open space. The plan covers a three-block underdeveloped expanse bound by Westlake Avenue, Sixth Avenue, and Blanchard Street. Near Amazon’s South Lake Union campus, the new development will more than double Amazon’s already large footprint in Seattle. The company currently leases approximately 2.5 million square feet in Seattle. The proposal addresses the city’s Downtown Design Review Board Downtown Design Guideline Priorities with building facades that provide visual interest while maintaining harmony with nearby buildings. Sustainable building attributes will include operable windows for enhanced air circulation and bicycle storage and lockers for employees who choose an eco-friendly commute, among other efforts. Community amenities consist of passive and active public spaces, ranging from a dog park and landscaped sitting areas to covered walkways and a play field. Seating areas will include terraced ledges and benches lining a playfield. Pending approval by the city’s Department of Planning and Development and efforts to finalize the property purchase, Amazon is slated to begin the project next year. Completion across three planned phases may take eight years. —EMILY HOOPER 20 october 2012 ALL ReNDeRiNGS CoURTeSy of AMAzoN AND NBBJ industry news As City Builder, Amazon to Transform Seattle Skyline

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Contract - October 2012
Industry News
Exhibition: HD Boutique
Product Focus: Take a Hint
Product Briefs: Health and Wellness
Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center
Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health
Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation
Healthcare Environment Awards
Kaleida Health, Clinical and Medical Research Building
Old Town Recovery Center
Baystate Medical Center
Legacy Health Randall Children’s Hospital
Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Brooklyn Infusion Center
Community Hospital @ Yishun
Mercy Medical Center Rooftop Garden
Rehab + Space Center
Heart Care Center
Practice: “Next Practices” in Healthcare Design
Design: Foster + Partners Develops Master Plan for Cleveland Clinic Growth
Exhibition: Studio Gang Architects at the Art Institute of Chicago
Designers Select: Lighting
Ad Index
Renovation: Saving Lives by Updating an Icon

Contract - October 2012