Day One (building)
Tower under construction in February 2016
|Alternative names||Amazon Tower II, Rufus 2.0 Block 19|
2101 7th Avenue|
|Coordinates||47°36′57″N 122°20′23″W / 47.615868°N 122.339850°WCoordinates: 47°36′57″N 122°20′23″W / 47.615868°N 122.339850°W|
|Topped-out||December 4, 2015|
|Opened||November 7, 2016|
|Roof||521 feet (159 m)|
|Floor area||1,485,500 sq ft (138,010 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Main contractor||Sellen Construction|
Day One, also known as Amazon Tower II and Rufus 2.0 Block 19, is a 521-foot-tall (159 m) office building in Seattle, Washington that is part of the headquarters of Amazon.com. It is part of the three-tower campus that Amazon is developing in the Denny Triangle neighborhood, located at the intersection of Lenora Street and 7th Avenue.
The Amazon campus, designed by Seattle architecture firm NBBJ, was approved by the Seattle Department of Planning and Development in late 2012 and excavation on the 37-story Tower II began under the direction of Sellen Construction in 2014. It opened on November 7, 2016.
The project, covering the entire three-block campus, is also on track to receive LEED Gold certification.
The block also features three 80-to-90-foot-tall (24 to 27 m), 65,000-square-foot (6,000 m2) glass spheres facing Lenora Street that will house five stories of flexible work space for 1,800 employees and retail. The glass-and-steel spheres, separated from the building by a lawn and dog park, was generally met with support and earned the project international press coverage; one of the few critics included Seattle city design review board member Mathew Albores, who compared its pedestrian hostility to the EMP Museum, offering no rain protection and little retail.
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