In photos: Building Amazon

Amazon estimates its investments in Seattle from 2010 through 2016 resulted in an additional $38 billion to the city’s economy. And every dollar invested by Amazon in Seattle generated an additional $1.40 for the city’s economy overall.
on October 08, 2018

Several years ago we outgrew our space in Seattle and we made a conscious choice to invest in downtown Seattle. We now employ more than 40,000 people in Seattle who come from all around the world.

Our employees tell us that they love being in the heart of the city. In fact, about 15% live in the same zip code as their office and about 20% walk to work. This is one of the many advantages of having an urban campus.

A man in a khaki pants and lace up shoes stands atop a crane, high above Seattle, WA.

Pat Lammers stands inside the operator's box of his crane, a dizzying 38 stories above the ground.
Photo By JOHN SA
Buildings under construction on Amazon's South Lake Union campus. To the right, Amazon Day One, The Spheres, Amazon Meeting Center and Doppler buildings.

Buildings under construction on Amazon's South Lake Union campus look across the street at the completed Doppler and Day 1 buildings, as well as the Seattle Spheres.
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A construction worker walks across an under-construction Amazon skyscraper, with wires and support beams ready to be installed. Above him, another construction worker is on a steel support beam.

A worker walks across the unfinished floor of a building under construction on Amazon's South Lake Union campus.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
Buildings under construction on Amazon's South Lake Union campus. View from a building under construction, overlooking the former Mary's Place location, with the Space Needle in the background.

Buildings under construction on Amazon's South Lake Union campus.
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Buildings under construction on Amazon's South Lake Union campus. Two cranes are visible in the area that is cut stories below street level.

Where today sites a giant hole, a 38 story building will soon rise.
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Buildings under construction on Amazon's South Lake Union campus. A crane and temporary supports are shown in the image.

Buildings under construction on Amazon's South Lake Union campus.
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Buildings under construction on Amazon's South Lake Union campus. a beam with "Rufus Block 20" scribed on it.

Rufus Block 20, under construction.
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Buildings under construction on Amazon's South Lake Union campus. A construction worker carries 2x4s next to an "access" sign. A temporary staircase is in place near a crane.

Buildings under construction on Amazon's South Lake Union campus.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
A man in a construction helmet and orange safety jacket is photographed at a construction site on Amazon's campus in Seattle, WA. He is walking across an unfinished floor covered in rebar.

Luis Garcia walks across the unfinished floor of an Amazon building in Seattle, WA.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD
A man in construction helmet and orange safety jacket is photographed at a construction site on Amazon's campus in Seattle, WA. he is using a saw to cut through tubing.

Steelworker Luis Garcia, at work on an Amazon building in South Lake Union.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD
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