Amazon expanding again in Seattle with 2 more leases, as growth continues unabated

Amazon has leased two more mid-sized office buildings in South Lake Union as the company’s rapid growth in Seattle continues unabated.

The company confirmed Friday it has leased all the office space in the new 11-story, 162,000-square-foot building at 9th and Thomas, as well as about 186,000 square feet in the former Pemco Insurance headquarters on Eastlake Avenue, next […]

Before and after photos show how Amazon has completely transformed Seattle in a decade

Google Street View/Compiled by Harrison Jacobs

Amazon’s decision in 2007 to locate its headquarters in downtown Seattle has transformed the city in its image.

As the global e-commerce giant has grown from 5,000 employees in the city to more than 40,000, a flurry of development has followed.

The sea of parking lots, warehouses, motels, […]

Ten years ago, Amazon changed Seattle, announcing its move to South Lake Union

Ten years ago Amazon’s South Lake Union campus looked like this, dominated by warehouses and parking lots, before the massive redevelopment project launched.

It’s been ten years since Amazon committed to building an eleven building campus in South Lake Union. But before the company locked up that space, Amazon’s landlord went […]

Watch Amazon’s Seattle campus quadruple in size in a decade

The Amazon spheres in downtown Seattle (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Amazon has grown so fast in Seattle that it’s hard to keep up. December marks the 10th anniversary of Amazon’s announcement of its first big headquarters complex here. In the decade since, the company’s plans for its sprawling campus have […]

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

Image courtesy of Amazon

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 […]