Fortune 500 companies most stunning HQ buildings
Updated: Jul 28, 2020
The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks 500 of the largest United States corporations by total revenue for their respective fiscal years.
The list includes publicly held companies, along with privately held companies for which revenues are publicly available. The concept of the Fortune 500 was created by Edgar P. Smith, a Fortune editor, and the first list was published in 1955.
Find below the most stunning and futuristic headquarters among the top 500 companies on the list of Fortune magazine.
ExxonMobil: Houston Campus Energy Centre
ExxonMobil's state-of-the-art campus north of Houston serves as home to its Upstream, Downstream, Chemicals and XTO Energy companies and their associated service groups. The facility opened in 2014 and accommodates more than 10,000 employees and visitors.
Nicknamed ‘the spaceship’ because of the scale of the circular building, it measures 1 mile in circumference, with a diameter of 461 m (1,512 ft). Designed by Norman Foster and engineered by ARUP it can accommodate 14,200 parking spaces and more than 12,000 staff
Amazon: Amazon Spheres, Settle
The latest addition to Amazon’s is the $4 billion Seattle headquarters. The Spheres, three conjoined glass bubbles that seem to have alighted among the downtown office towers, provide the company’s employees with their very own cloud forest.
Five levels of unorthodox workspaces—from a treehouse meeting room, complete with bouncy bridge, to deck chair recliners that imply their own pool—climb through a lush green habitat of more than 40,000 plants, including two densely verdant living walls, a forty-foot-high Australian tree fern, and an 18-ton ficus named Rubi.
Source: Architectural Record
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AT&T: AT&T Tower (Minneapolis)
Rising 33 stories and marking the downtown Minneapolis skyline, the AT&T Tower is the third and final phase of Ryan’s International Centre development. Featuring green and silver reflective glass, it is a dramatic complement to International Centre I and II, which reside next door.
Elaborate atriums, skyways and three levels of heated underground parking intimately link the AT&T Tower with its companion towers. A sense of community and an effective master critical path schedule made it possible to complete this project a month ahead of schedule.
With its high-quality assets and amenities, and sustainable, money-saving design features, AT&T Tower is an attractive building for both tenants and investors.