Prior to the start of the ongoing global pandemic, Amazon was already one of the most wealthy, powerful, and influential companies on earth, with the online retailer generating over $280B in 2019 alone. With online shopping at an all-time high, Amazon’s stocks have increased by 85% since this same time last year, and with the company’s ample growth and expansion, it’s now in need of a new east coast-based American headquarters — plans and renderings of which have been revealed.
Located in Arlington, Virginia, and penned by renowned architectural firm, NBBJ, the sprawling new headquarters include a 350’ tall building with an architectural design inspired by the form of a double helix, which is what lead to the facility’s moniker of “The Helix.” On top of regular office space, the new plans include 2.5 acres of publicly accessible land, an additional 2.8-acre park, a 20,000-square-foot community space, and a plethora of shops and restaurants. The crux of the concept is for Amazon to give its on-site employees “alternative workspace options” whether that be working outside, on a rooftop pavilion, or from one of the local cafes. The project is scheduled to break ground next year in 2022 and will be completed in 2025.