While confirming its move to Bloomberg, the online retailer insists it’s still committed to its second headquarters (HQ2) in suburban Washington, DC, where it’s committed to hiring 25,000 workers and spending $2.5 billion. Amazon, 2.1 million square feet in Metropolitan Park It has already recruited more than 8,000 people as it completes the first phase of the new campus, including two towers. Discontinued construction is another larger space, called PenPlace, where it plans to build three 22-story office towers, a 100-foot corporate conference center, and an indoor garden across the street.
Amazon real estate manager John Schoettler, “We are re-evaluating the space plans to make sure they fit our needs and create a better experience for employees,” he said. “And Met Park, As it will have space to accommodate more than 14,000 employees, of PenPlace We decided to tweak its groundbreaking feature a bit.”
Amazon failed to keep its promise!
The company had settled into its Arlington offices in 2017 after an extravagant nationwide search for a second headquarters. Critics saw the move as a ploy to start a bidding war over who can offer the mega-corporation the toughest taxpayer-funded incentives.
Amazon initially Queens, New York And Northern Virginia He agreed to a split between the two but withdrew from Queens after facing opposition from local politicians and officials. Nearly 10 months after Amazon withdrew its New York plans, the company of Manhattan It has announced that it will continue to build new offices on the West Coast.