Sunday, July 10, 2016

Forget Beanbag Chairs. Amazon Is Giving Its Workers Treehouses. - The New York Times

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"“We wanted it to be iconic, a structure that would be similar to another icon in the city, like the Space Needle, for newcomers to Seattle,” said John Schoettler, director of Amazon’s global real estate and facilities. “It would be a found treasure in the downtown neighborhood.”

The real point of the spheres is how Amazon wants to use the nature on the inside to inspire employees. When they open in early 2018, the spheres will be packed with a plant collection worthy of top-notch conservatories, allowing Amazon employees to amble through tree canopies three stories off the ground, meet with colleagues in rooms with walls made from vines and eat kale Caesar salads next to an indoor creek."
Forget Beanbag Chairs. Amazon Is Giving Its Workers Treehouses. - The New York Times
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