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Take a Tour Inside Amazon\u2019s Newest Boston office<\/h2>March 15, 2018 - Boston Business Journal<\/a><\/span>
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Courtesy of Boston Business Journal<\/p>\n<\/div>\n

By Catherine Carlock<\/a><\/p>\n

Should a bright idea strike while riding the elevator to one of Amazon\u2019s six floors at its newest Boston office, never fear: There are dry-erase markers at the ready for employees to scrawl on the glazed elevator walls.<\/p>\n

Each floor of the office is themed with a different mode of transportation that an Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) package takes, beginning with a fulfillment center on the first-floor lobby. That center features a wall full of shipping labels to and from some of Amazon\u2019s first employees, including Jeff Bezos<\/a>, Paul Davis<\/a>, Shel Kaphan<\/a> and Nicholas Lovejoy<\/a>.<\/p>\n

From there the themes continue \u2014 the fourth-floor train theme includes a split-flap display board in Fenway green \u2014 all leading up to the sixth-floor home, which includes a library area and a \u201cbackyard\u201d for group events. IA Interior Architects designed the space.<\/p>\n

Instead of walls, much of the office\u2019s interior is divided by large orange shipping containers emblazoned with some of Amazon\u2019s guiding principles: Bias for Action, Think Big, Innovation in Motion, Have Backbone\/Disagree and Commit. The exposed brick walls and plentiful natural sunlight overlook the Fort Point Channel and the neighborhood itself, including the site of General Electric Co.\u2019s (NYSE: GE) future world headquarters next door.<\/p>\n

Some 350 workers are now housed at the 27 Melcher St. office, which has room for 900 people. The office has all-open desk spaces, a number of small-group sitting areas and phone rooms aplenty. It houses Amazon Web Services, human-resources tech support and transportation technology teams, a spokesperson said.<\/p>\n