• Amazon's HQ2 site in Long Island City, Queens could be flooded in the next 30 years. Here's what scientists predict for the headquarters

    26 days ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will move half of its second headquarters, known as HQ2 , to Long Island City, Queens.
    Later in the day, Citigroup announced that it would be removing employees from One Court Square, the tallest building in Queens, to make way for the tech giant.
    The office tower will serve as a temporary location while Amazon constructs a 4 to 8 million square-foot development in the Anable Basin.
    Recent projections show that Queens County could experience coastal flooding as early as 2020.
    Under the most extreme projections, there is a 100% likelihood that the county...
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  • Amazon's HQ2 expansions will help other cities, like Philadelphia, too

    Amazon's HQ2 expansions will help other cities, like Philadelphia, too

    26 days ago - By Philly

    As well-compensated employees drive up costs in these cities, they will create incentives for workers and companies who can't afford San Francisco rents or Google salaries.
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  • Georgia leaders react to HQ2: 'Atlanta will be just fine'

    Georgia leaders react to HQ2: 'Atlanta will be just fine'

    26 days ago - By Biz Journals

    Amazon's second headquarters isn't coming to Atlanta.
    The tech giant made that official Tuesday, announcing plans to split its highly coveted project known as HQ2 between Crystal City (rebranded in Amazon's press release as part of "National Landing") and Long Island City in Queens. Each will ultimately get more than 25,000 Amazon employees as part of the deal.
    In addition, Amazon announced it selected Nashville for a new Center of Excellence for its Operations business, which is responsible...
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  • Citi will move 1,100 workers earlier than planned to make way for Amazon in NYC

    26 days ago - By CNBC

    The banking giant said it would move workers from its office tower in Long Island City to other locations in the first half of next year "to make room for Amazon."
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