This Baltimore company mocked up what Amazon HQ2 could look like at Port Covington - Baltimore


Sep. 14, 2017 12:59 pm

This Baltimore company mocked up what Amazon HQ2 could look like at Port Covington

Elevated Element created the mock-up.

Terry and Belinda Kilby of Elevated Element fly a drone inside the Baltimore School for the Arts. The drone's crowd view is projected on the screen behind them.

(Photo by Stephen Babcock)

Since Amazon announced its search for a second headquarters last week, lots of cities are having visions of HQ2.

Baltimore is among them, especially after the developers helming the Port Covington project said they had room for the many, many square feet that the project will require.

Among those who were curious about what it would look like was Terry Kilby of drone and imaging outfit Elevated Element. So he and art director Adam Palmer decided to mock up what the headquarters could look like, were Baltimore to be chosen by Amazon and Port Covington designated the site.

Here’s what they came up with:

(Mock-up courtesy Elevated Element)

(Mock-up courtesy Elevated Element)

Kilby said they used photos of Port Covington, and created a model of Amazon’s headquarters from scratch using the orb structures found on the company’s Seattle campus.

Amazon hasn’t signaled what city it’s choosing one way or another, and even then there would be a long way to go. But it’s interesting to envision what it might look like.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is Market Editor for Baltimore and DC. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.


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