Amazon unveils ‘Spheres’

SEATTLE, Wash. (KING) – Amazon has unveiled their new “Spheres” to the public.

The tech giant’s urban Seattle oasis features 40,000 plants from 30 countries crossing 400 species, including a showstopper 50-foot fig tree in the middle. The Spheres also feature more than a dozen plants that are extinct in the wild or are part of ongoing conservation efforts.

According to Amazon, The Spheres are just one part of a $4 billion investment made in developing their entire urban campus.

Amazon hopes employees will use The Spheres’ lush environment to work and think differently – or even hold meetings in one of the tree houses suspended under 40-foot tall trees.

The Understory, which is the free visitor center at the base of The Spheres, is open to the public Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It will open Tuesday, January 30.

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[This article has been updated from a previous version that incorrectly stated Amazon invested $4 billion in developing The Spheres alone. An Amazon spokesperson reached out to our station and pointed out the $4 billion number actually represents the total invested in the development of Amazon’s entire urban campus, not just The Spheres.]

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