The first building in Amazon’s Arlington, Virginia HQ2 is set to open soon. The first phase of the ZGF– and NBBJ-designed project along South Eads Street near Pentagon City will open while the project’s second phase, as AN previously reported, is on hold.
The project came to Arlington in 2018 after fierce opposition from other publicly floated locations, including Queens, New York. Dubbed “HQ2” as the firm’s primary base outside of Seattle, the development in Arlington has received the more official name of Metropolitan (Met) Park, adopted from a nearby park. The project has been positioned as central to the DMV’s (Washington D.C., Maryland, and
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