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Amazon to lease space in Seattle's second-tallest tower

The e-commerce giant will lease all the office space of the Rainier Square development in Downtown Seattle.

Amazon will occupy the 2nd tallest tower in Seattle, according to the developer behind the project.

Wright Runstad announced Tuesday morning that the e-commerce giant will lease all the office space of the Rainier Square development in Downtown Seattle.

Construction of the 58-story tower has now begun in earnest, with excavation planned until 2018. It’s expected to be completed in 2020.

The 1.17 million-square foot project includes office, retail space, and luxury apartments. Wright Runstad says Amazon has agreed to a lease of all the office space in the tower.

The project is on the University of Washington’s Metropolitan Tract, the original home of the university.