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County grants approval for Amazon's helix-shaped HQ tower

County grants approval for Amazon's helix-shaped HQ tower

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The Arlington County Board gave unanimous approval Saturday to Amazon's plans to build a unique, helix-shaped tower while the centerpiece of its emerging following headquarters inside northern Virginia.

Amazon announced the plans inside February 2021 for the eye-catching, 350-foot tower to anchor the following phase of its redevelopment plans. The new office towers will support a following headquarters for Amazon that is expected to greeting additional than 25,000 workers when it's complete.

The helix is one of some office towers granted approval, nevertheless the helix stands out. The spiral design features a walkable ramp wrapping around the building accompanied by trees accompanied by every one one other accompanied by greenery planted to look exist fond of a summit hike.

Amazon has said the building is designed to assist people fasten to nature, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the not shut air summit climb will exist not shut to the condition on weekends.

Since then, the plans have gone into with every one other accompanied by not here of the famously thorough analysis procedure of Arlington County, including numerous condition hearings. Earlier this month, the county preparation percentage voted 9-0 to support the project.

On Saturday, the County Board voted 5-0 to concur accompanied by the plans. They excessively include park space accompanied by every one one other accompanied by will accommodate a inhabitants high school, down accompanied by ground flat retail.

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Amazon has said it hopes to complete the scheme inside 2025.

Because skyscrapers are banned inside the District of Columbia, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the Amazon buildings will exist among the tallest inside Arlington County, from some vantage points the helix will dominate the region's skyline exist fond of no indeed indeed building other than the Washington Monument.

County grants approval for Amazon's helix-shaped HQ tower

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