Amazon revealed its building design proposal for the new Crystal City headquarters in Arlington on Tuesday.
The building plan features a double helix design, according to the Washington Post. The building will be 350 feet tall and was designed by architectural firm NBBJ. The double helix was chosen to reflect the shape showing up in nature, the Washington Post reported.
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The building won’t just be for Amazon employees. The plans include a community center, an amphitheater, a dog run, new bicycle lanes and 2.5 acres of green space, according to the outlet. The public will also be able to use the space on select weekends, the outlet reported. (RELATED: Amazon Officially Announces Headquarters In These Two Cities)
“This isn’t just about work. It’s about how you interact with your community,” architect Dale Alberda said during a briefing, according to the Washington Post.
Construction on the double helix building is expected to begin in 2022 and end in 2025, the Washington Post reported. The entire Arlington headquarters is supposed to hold 25,000 employees, the outlet reported.
Amazon has revealed plans to invest roughly $2.5 billion in the county over the next years. The building of the headquarters has created an increase in housing prices and sparked new transportation projects, the Washington Post reported.