New South Lake Union building doesn’t involve Amazon

There’s a new addition to South Lake Union that has nothing to do with Amazon.

Anyone driving along Valley Street, which runs parallel to Mercer, has likely noticed the giant steel-frame behind an industrial-sized fence. The future site of of the Wagner Education Center is tough to miss.

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Amazon Has Swallowed Downtown Seattle

Having colonized the South Lake Union neighborhood, Seattle’s largest private employer is building three giant spheres filled with trees—the better to connect employees with nature.

More than half of South Lake Union tech workers live outside of Seattle

Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood has become a microcosm of the changes and challenges the city faces. Many see it as the symbol of the housing affordability crisis, as Amazon draws large numbers of highly-paid tech workers to its dense urban campus.

But new stats from Seattle real estate database, Zillow, tell a more […]

Amazon Steps Up Its Air Delivery Game

The e-commerce giant has bought a big stake in airplane leasing company.

Amazon is doing more than just leasing cargo planes to handle its own shipping.

The online retail giant now owns 10% of plane leasing company Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), according to a regulatory filing on Friday.

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Before-and-after photos of Amazon’s South Lake Union turf

South Lake Union’s transformation — largely fueled by the growth of its highest-profile employer, Amazon — has had a ripple effect that’s reshaped the surrounding city, for better or worse.

Amazon rebuts NY Times story on tough workplace culture

South Lake Union bustles with activity during lunchtime near Amazon’s campus. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Company’s top PR exec writes a piece in the Medium website defending Amazon.

Amazon.com’s top public-relations boss sought to discredit a New York Times exposé, posting an article Monday on the website Medium […]

Why Bezos loves Amazon’s ‘unique’ South Lake Union campus

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos knows he could save money by moving the company’s headquarters out of Seattle’s dense urban center — but he has no intentions of doing that.

He gave a rare inside glimpse into his thinking during the Amazon’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) annual shareholders’ meeting last week. The company shared a story of […]

Amazon prepping plans for one-hour delivery in Seattle

The online-retail giant files plans with the city to renovate a downtown building to serve as the hub for its Prime Now service.

Amazon expands (again) in South Lake Union

With its lease of the Troy Block, Amazon could reportedly end up filling 10 million square feet of Seattle office space.

And while Amazon employees already swarm South Lake Union, the company will have room for many thousands more

The Urbanologist calls South Lake Union soulless