Although New York originally submitted its Amazon HQ2 proposal in October 2017, the state has just revealed the full proposal it used to entice the large retailer to pick Long Island City for its second headquarters. Business Insider’s Kate Taylor says the proposal included renderings of how Amazon’s new office would look in different parts of the city. Check out more details from Taylor below.
The proposal suggests centering HQ2 construction around One Court Square, the tallest building in Queens. In November 2018, the building's owner announced that Amazon had signed a letter of intent to lease one million square feet in the building.
"Building on its Phase 1 occupancy at One Court Square, Amazon could expand to over 8 million square feet within a few short blocks," the proposal states. "Expansion opportunities could include full occupancy of One Court Square, creative repositioning of existing buildings, and ground-up construction in a campus setting."
After expanding near One Court Square, the proposal suggests Amazon could develop further along a one-mile stretch of the waterfront.
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