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Amazon opens plant-filled “The Spheres” buildings

SAN FRANCISCO: Internet giant Amazon on Monday opened its plant-packed "The Spheres" buildings in its home city of Seattle. The Spheres are the newest addition to Amazon's "urban campus" in Seattle, and are billed as a workplace "more like a tropical rainforest in the clouds than an office." The structures, which look like giant glass and steel balls, house more than 40,000 plants and include features such as treehouse meeting rooms, a river and waterfalls. "Our goal with The Spheres was to create a unique gathering…