Yes Amazon's new buildings are taking shape...
But these aren't being built in some kind of secretive matter that requires advanced tactics to see. There's nothing "rare" about the images — you can see all of it from literally any
building over 5 stories tall in the area (like, y'know, the 750-something unit apartment building across the street
For what it's worth, you can pretty much see everything of the new construction from street level
just by walking by the construction site.
And no, these aren't "in the shadow of the Space Needle" — they're literally several blocks away (almost a mile). Amazon's current buildings in South Lake Union are the same distance (or closer) from the Needle as these are. Actually, you can't even see the Space Needle from the site on account of Amazon's other building in the same block, and a building across Blanchard St as well.
Also, they're not "near" downtown — 6th and Lenora is very much in the direct center of downtown.+GeekWire
, you disappoint me with your "analysis" of Amazon's headquarter expansion.