The view from Amazon’s HQ1 in Seattle is cranes, construction and luxury apartments

A construction site for Google's expansion in Seattle's South Lake Union. The neighborhood is home to Amazon's first headquarters and other major tech companies.

A construction site for Google’s expansion in Seattle’s South Lake Union. The neighborhood is home to Amazon’s first headquarters and other major tech companies. – Anna Boiko-Weyrauch/ for Marketplace

Two dozen people zigzag through Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, footsteps crunching on pavement and gravel. A local blog called The Urbanist organized the tour about the history of this neighborhood — the location of Amazon’s first headquarters.

In a few years, the view around HQ1 has morphed from low-slung warehouses to tall, modern apartment buildings and cranes that poke out of construction sites around every bend.

“It looks like a millennial paradise,” said Seattle resident Anthony Bridgewater, who took the tour.

https://www.marketplace.org/2017/10/12/business/view-amazons-hq1-seattle-cranes-construction-and-luxury-apartments

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