Amazon Breaking Ground On New HQ


Amazon (AMZN) is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for its new corporate HQ today, KIRO TV reports. The 11-building campus is going up in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighbourhood, with about 1.6 million square feet of space planned, according to Vulcan Real Estate. (That’s Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen’s real estate business.)

Amazon is targeting LEED-Silver green-building certification, according to Vulcan. Employees will start moving in by the middle of 2010.

Here’s the latest Google Maps Street View shot of part of the construction site:


NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at