Amazon reveals its HQ2 and double helix-inspired construction in Arlington, Virginia

Amazon has uncovered new subtleties of its HQ2 project, which will incorporate a structure inspired by the shape of a double helix, which forms the design of DNA.

The proposed second headquarters situated in Arlington, Virginia, will incorporate 2.8 million square feet of office space spread across three 22-story buildings, Amazon said in a declaration Tuesday.

Alongside the three buildings is a fourth one called the Helix, which will feature “two walkable paths of landscaped terrain that will spiral up the outside of the building,” The Helix will likewise incorporate different elective work environments for employees alongside plant life native to the region.

“The natural beauty of a double helix can be seen throughout our world, from the geometry of our own DNA to the elemental form of galaxies, weather patterns, pinecones, and seashells,” said John Schoettler, vice president of global real estate and facilities at Amazon, in a statement.

Like its giant glass “Spheres” structure in Seattle, the Helix will open to people in general for tours a few weekends a month.

The building will be part of a 2.8-acre space which will include an amphitheater, retail pavilions, restaurants and even a dog run.

Development of the second headquarters began in January 2020. As a feature of the deal to stake a home in northern Virginia, Amazon has vowed to make 25,000 jobs and invest $2.5 billion in the region. The organization said it has in excess of 1,600 employees and more than 600 jobs open in Arlington.

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