Amazon’s expansion in Seattle seems endless even as the company seeks locations that will provide enough space to build its second headquarters. The company has snapped up two office buildings in the South Lake Union neighborhood. One of the leases is a new place called 9th and Thomas, occupying 156,000 square feet. The other location previously served as headquarters of insurance firm Pemco and occupies 168,300 square feet.
The two buildings are under renovations to enable Amazon move in by June. The 9th & Thomas building has served as headquarters for Sellen Construction for more than half a century. Sellen, a general contractor, was involved in the construction of the office block which was completed last year and has an apartment on the top floor that will house a home for Sellen President Scott Redman.