The Latest on a massive office complex being proposed in Atlanta, one of 20 communities vying for Amazon's new headquarters (all times local):
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An architect has outlined the vision for a $5 billion office and retail project proposed for downtown Atlanta, and he says it would seem to fit Amazon's criteria for a new headquarters.
Christopher Sciarrone, who is working with a Los Angeles-based development firm on the conceptual plan, never mentioned Amazon during a one-hour presentation Thursday to an Atlanta business group.
But when asked after the meeting whether the project would suit Amazon's criteria for its new headquarters, Sciarrone said "it would seem to." He added that he does not know whether the project is being pitched as a site for Amazon.
The Atlanta project would have 9.3 million square feet (87 million square meters) of office space. That's more than three times the amount in New York City's Empire State Building.
As Atlanta vies to entice Amazon to build its second headquarters in the South's corporate capital, details of a massive proposed development are coming into view from public records:
A $5 billion project downtown would have 9.3 million square feet (87 million square meters) of office space. That's more than three times the amount in New York City's Empire State Building.
A Los Angeles-based development firm plans to present its proposal Thursday in Atlanta.
Public documents filed by the group don't mention Amazon, but specifications of its proposed project are in line with the retail giant's requirements.
Most of the 20 finalists for the Amazon project are keeping details of their pitches secret, but Boston has gone public with a massive development proposal on the scale of the Atlanta project.