The Amazon Spheres have proven to be a hit with employees of the tech giant, who have enjoyed exclusive access to the glass orbs — designed specifically for them as a unique office space in downtown Seattle — since CEO Jeff Bezos officially opened them on Jan. 29. Now the public will get a closer look at what’s going on inside the plant-filled structures.
Amazon is opening the Spheres to visitors on two Saturdays per month. Just like the workers who stroll the walkways, sit beside the waterfalls, stare up at the 4,000-square-foot living wall or down from the 55-foot-high treetops, the general public will be allowed unguided access.
This is a change from Amazon’s original plan, which was to allow curious plant lovers and architecture geeks an inside look only on official campus HQ tours. That was a tough pill to swallow for Seattleites who had seen the dramatic domes take shape between the company’s Doppler and Day 1 office towers and figured they would be able to just walk right in.
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