Amazon Expanding Office Space

    September 6, 2005
    WebProNews Staff Inc. has apparently been bursting at the seams, “shoe-horning” employees into its Seattle home base offices. In response to this overstuffing, the company has leased no less than 180,000 square feet, or half of the office space in Seattle’s tallest building.

According to Puget Sound Business Journal, the Internet bookseller has seen such tremendous growth recently that a lease with Equity Office Properties Trust for half of its tallest high-rise was necessary.

The deal seems to confirm industry rumors that Amazon was looking to expand the 445,000 square feet of downtown Seattle office space it already occupies as well as the 189,000 square feet head quarters.

“They’ve filled every inch of space they currently lease in our project and other projects where they have space,” said Greg Johnson, president of Wright Runstad, the company that leases Amazon’s headquarters.

“They’ve really been shoe-horning people into the space they’ve got in their headquarters building. I suspect they are relieving some of that pressure.”

The guy with the stapler has not been asked to move offices however, and you’ll need to come in on Saturday to help us move. Yeah, that’d be great.