Amazon Is Building a Spectacular Treehouse and No One’s Invited

Unless you work for them

By Diane Rommel

 
 Amazon Is Building a Treehouse Made of Dreams and Joy, and No One’s Invited
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12 July 2016

Well, this is one way to deal with scathing press coverage of allegedly difficult working conditions.

The peasants employees at Amazon’s corporate headquarters in Seattle will soon enjoy the climate-controlled natural wonderland of a sprawling treehouse complex.


Image via: Nbbj
Expected to open in 2018, the treehouse will shelter more than the firm’s famously weary employees: it will also protect “more than 3,000 species of plants, many of which are endangered.” As the New York Times — apparently the company’s most meticulous observer — positions it, the treehouse bets on two outcomes: that research connecting improved mood with exposure to nature are correct, and that workers will actually have time to visit the complex.

They better, or it’ll be empty: for now, tours for the public peasants are TBD.
Main image via: Flickr

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