Amazon.com Opens a Rainforest-Filled Office
on 30 January 2018
Equal parts greenhouse and office space, Amazon.com's $4 billion downtown Seattle Spheres structure features verdant walkways and non-traditional, chair-laden meeting spaces. There also happens to be about 40,000 plants of 400 species, creating a rainforest-like environment (72 degrees, humidity at 60%, and a breeze throughout). It's aimed to provide inspiration to employees. Jeff Bezos actually just opened the doors on the facility, by way of a voice command: "Alexa, open the Spheres." It's certainly an iconic structure—and arguably a gift to Seattle, as much as Amazon's employees.