County grants approval for Amazons helix-shaped HQ tower

The Arlington County Board has given unanimous approval to Amazons plans to develop a special, helix-shaped tower as the centerpiece of its emerging 2nd headquarters in northern VirginiaBy MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated PressApril 23, 2022, 6:27 PM – 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleFALLS CHURCH, Va.– The Arlington County Board gave consentaneous approval Saturday to Amazons strategies to build a distinct, helix-shaped tower as the centerpiece of its emerging second head office in northern Virginia.Amazon announced the strategies in February 2021 for the captivating, 350-foot tower to anchor the second stage of its redevelopment strategies. The spiral design includes a walkable ramp covering around the building with trees and greenery planted to look like a mountain hike.Amazon has stated the structure is developed to help people connect to nature, and the outdoor mountain climb will be open to the public on weekends.Since then, the strategies have gone through the famously extensive evaluation process of Arlington County, including various public hearings. Earlier this month, the county preparation commission voted 9-0 to support the project.On Saturday, the County Board voted 5-0 to authorize the strategies.

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