Billboard in the heart of Amazon campus shows Calgary came loaded in HQ2 fight

The city of Calgary came to the heart of Amazon’s Seattle campus with an aggressive HQ2 pitch. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)

The deadline has passed and the proposals are in from cities and states and Canadian provinces hoping to be the home to Amazon’s second headquarters. The city of Calgary made […]

Hey Amazon, if you lived here, you could live here

For the median price of a house in Amazon’s South Lake Union neighborhood in Seattle, you could live in Baltimore’s Ritz Carlton. (Genevieve Webb / HANDOUT)

As economic development officials in Maryland (and more or less everyplace else in North America) finish their pitches this week for Amazon’s HQ2 project […]

Amazon’s new Troy Block in South Lake Union is officially open

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As Amazon expands their campus downtown—and looks to expand into other cities—they’re still gaining office space in South Lake Union. The latest project to house Amazon offices in the neighborhood, the Troy Building, officially opened last week.

Located between Boren and Fairview avenues and Harrison and […]

Amazon’s struggle to revive South Lake Union could be a worrying omen for its 2nd headquarters

Amazon has brought economic growth to Seattle over the past 20 years, but it hasn’t figured out how to create a thriving neighborhood. Businesses are booming during lunch hours and happy hours but are dead at night. The company’s new headquarters, HQ2, could bring similar challenges to a new city. […]

Can Seattle handle more Amazon?

A panoramic view of Sixth Avenue from Via6 shows the Amazon buildings Day One, left, the biospheres, center, and Doppler. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Last week’s surprise announcement that Seattle will respond to Amazon’s request for proposals for its second North American headquarters raised big questions for residents of the tech […]

Riding a Tech Boom in Seattle’s South Lake Union

Between Seattle’s bustling downtown high-rise core and picturesque Lake Union a short skip to the north, several conditions have converged to establish what has quickly become one of the world’s most dynamic urban technology hubs.

As Amazon.com has continued to overflow its ever-expanding headquarters village in Seattle’s South Lake Union (SLU) district, other high-growth […]

Amazon gobbles up big Microsoft-occupied office building in Seattle

Amazon has done it again.

The ever-growing online retail giant leased another big office building in Seattle, the 320,000-square-foot Westlake Terry building in the South Lake Union neighborhood, where Amazon first planted its flag in 2007. Kilroy Realty Corp., the Los Angeles-based owner of the building, announced the 12-year lease Monday.

“We love working in the […]

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.

Noted artist creates glass canopy for SLU

The latest phase of Amazon’s South Lake Union campus features a glass installation that invokes a forest canopy.

Spencer Finch created the piece, “There is Another Sky,” which developer Vulcan Real Estate unveiled Thursday. The title bears some similarity to Finch’s “Trying To Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning,” which was the only […]

Vulcan will sell SLU apartment projects, build more highrises

 

Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. plans to sell all of its South Lake Union apartment buildings and invest the proceeds into eight new office and apartment projects, launching another flurry of construction in the former warehouse district.