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Old Posted Jun 5, 2019, 1:35 AM
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Amazon Reportedly Eyeing a Return to New York City.

https://commercialobserver.com/2019/...t-makes-sense/

No new info really, just speculation. We'll see.
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At least some more jobs may be coming to NYC. Amazon might lease up to 1 mil-sqft at a Brooklyn logistics facility. Could be the Army Terminal or Industry City. Some options. Latest news via TRD.
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"New" information about Amazon's decision to drop the LIC project:

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A member of the team that led Amazon’s search for the location of its new second headquarters says the company knew that it might encounter some local resistance to its plans to locate part of the project in Long Island City, Queens. But when that opposition proved to be more strident than expected, it helped Amazon resolve a dilemma it had been wrestling with for months: how to hire 50,000 tech workers all at once.

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Rather than continuing to battle with New York, the company quickly decided to drop its plans to hire 25,000 people there.

Instead, it would focus its efforts on Virginia. Huseman provided CNBC an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the year-long process of choosing a second headquarters, in an interview inside the temporary office space the company has leased in the Crystal City section of Arlington.

The company still plans to limit its hiring in Virginia to 25,000 employees over 10 years. The other 25,000 that had been planned for New York will be spread among the company’s 17 existing tech hubs — a more manageable process.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/10/amaz...a-for-hq2.html

Sounds to me like they never really planned to hire 50,000 people. The plan was to hire 25,000, in one location, but choosing two sites gave them a hedge in case one fell through.
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Amazon considers We Company’s HQ in New York office search



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The We Company may not actually occupy its own global headquarters after all.

The co-working firm has discussed leasing the entire 11-story building at 424 Fifth Avenue to Amazon, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The talks were part of a wider search Amazon is conducting to find office space in New York, the Journal reported. Amazon has also considered leasing portions of the building, though the current state of talks couldn’t be determined. One person familiar with talks told the Journal that Amazon had considered paying more than $110 a square foot for the space.

After a series of delays, the We Company closed on the historic Lord & Taylor building in February for $850 million. It quickly tapped its chief architect Bjarke Ingels to preserve and renovate the roughly 600,000-square-foot landmarked building. According to the design he submitted, the lower floors were to remain retail spaces while the upper floors would be occupied by the We Company.

The Journal report comes just months after the technology giant famously abandoned a plan to spend $2.5 billion on a new headquarters in Long Island City. Amazon has said it will continue to expand in New York City, where it has 5,000 employees. In June, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos spent $80 million on three units at 212 Fifth Avenue.

In addition to the Fifth Avenue building, Amazon has reportedly considered other office sites across the city, including the Farley Post Office.
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