re:Invent

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re:Invent
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re:Invent tower with Doppler on the left and Day 1 on its right.
Re:Invent is located in Seattle WA Downtown
Re:Invent
Location within central Seattle
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice building
Address2121 8th Avenue
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Coordinates47°36′59″N 122°20′20″W / 47.61639°N 122.33889°W / 47.61639; -122.33889Coordinates: 47°36′59″N 122°20′20″W / 47.61639°N 122.33889°W / 47.61639; -122.33889
Construction startedNovember 2016
OpenedJune 2019
OwnerAmazon
Height
Roof520 feet (160 m)
Technical details
Floor count37
Floor area1.1 million square feet (100,000 m2)
Design and construction
Architecture firmNBBJ
Main contractorSellen Construction
Other information
Parking1,128 stalls
References
[1][2]

re:Invent is a 37-story high-rise office building on the Amazon headquarters campus in Seattle, Washington, United States. It opened in 2019 and houses 5,000 employees as one of three major high-rise towers on Amazon's campus in the Denny Triangle neighborhood north of Downtown Seattle.

History[edit]

The site, located between the Amazon Spheres and Westlake Avenue, was formerly home to a Toyota car dealership that moved to SoDo in 2015. Unlike its neighboring towers, Doppler and Day One, construction of the third tower was delayed while the existing dealership building was re-used as a hub for Prime Now deliveries.[3] The Prime Now hub was relocated to SoDo in October 2016 and construction on the third tower began the following month.[4]

The building opened in June 2019 and was named "re:Invent" for an annual cloud computing conference. It will house 5,000 employees, primarily working for the company's cloud computing platform, Amazon Web Services, and also has ground-level retail spaces.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amazon Tower III". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ The Garden at Emporis
  3. ^ Stiles, Marc (July 2, 2015). "Why hasn't Amazon started building its third downtown Seattle high-rise?". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  4. ^ Stiles, Marc (November 8, 2016). "It's a go: Construction starts on Amazon's third tower". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Romano, Benjamin (June 27, 2019). "Mayor Durkan says Amazon's relationship with Seattle City Hall much improved a year after head tax". The Seattle Times. Retrieved June 28, 2019.