Rhode Island imagines Amazon's HQ2 in new renderings

The Rhode Island Commerce Corp. released renderings of proposed Amazon HQ2 office buildings.

The Rhode Island Commerce Corp. has released new renderings that imagine what Amazon's new HQ2 might look like if the company comes to the state.

The drawings show proposed office buildings in Pawtucket-Central Falls, the Jewelry District in Providence, the Providence Station area and in Warwick.

Other bids submitted from Rhode Island are in East Providence, North Kingstown, Richmond and Woonsocket.

A spokesman for the Commerce Corporation, which is coordinating the pitch to Amazon, told NBC 10 News the designs are preliminary and conceptual. He added that they should not be interpreted as precise siting, but as an illustration of possibilities.

When NBC 10 asked if Amazon actually likes the plan, he said that would be a conversation for that time.

The e-commerce giant is looking to build a second headquarters in North America, and it received 238 proposals from cities in the United States and Canada.

The company says it needs room for about 50,000 workers and that it wants to locate in a metropolitan area of more than 1 million people with easy access to mass transit.

Amazon says it will choose the winning bid sometime next year.

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