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High in the trees inside Amazon’s Spheres, a unique meeting space called the ‘nest’ takes shape

The seasons outside may be showing signs of change in Seattle, but inside the Amazon Spheres, it’s growing season, and the plants and trees inside the unique structures are reaching for the sky like the glass office towers which loom overhead.

A new series of images on the Spheres’ official Instagram account shows off a cool looking meeting space called the “nest,” which is inside the 7th Avenue glass dome, perched next to Rubi, a 55-foot-tall Ficus rubiginosa which is the biggest specimen in the project.

Click through the gallery to view the giant, bird-nest-like wooden structure:

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Because the Spheres are intended as a gathering and working space for Amazon employees looking for a break from desk life, assorted look-outs and nooks will serve to enhance the experience and get those employees to appreciate and interact with the surroundings.

The first plant arrived at the Spheres on May 4, and since then, the company’s horticulturalists have been busy planting hundreds of species in the three domes which will feature a tropical climate. A living wall also stretches four stories high.

Amazon shared more images from inside the structures with GeekWire, below. The Spheres are scheduled to open in early 2018.

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In addition to a diverse plant collection, Amazon’s Seattle Spheres feature informal seating and meeting space. (Amazon Photo / Jordan Stead)
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Vines begin to grow on mesh wire that surrounds this meeting space. (Amazon Photo / Jordan Stead)
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The Spheres feature a wide variety of plants from cloud forest regions around the globe. (Amazon Photo / Jordan Stead)
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