Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder of Amazon.com, takes a walking tour of the Amazon Spheres, three plant-filed geodesic domes that serve as a work- and gathering place for Amazon employees, following a grand opening ceremony, Monday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder of Amazon.com, takes a walking tour of the Amazon Spheres, three plant-filed geodesic domes that serve as a work- and gathering place for Amazon employees, following a grand opening ceremony, Monday in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Photo gallery: Bezos opens the Amazon spheres in Seattle

The rainforest-like conservatory is home to more than 40,000 plants from 50 countries.

Photos by Ted S. Warren / Associated Press

SEATTLE — In a proud little show on Monday for the media and dignitaries — which also doubled as product placement for Amazon’s voice assistant — the world’s richest man ordered out loud, symbolically: “Alexa, open The Spheres.” The domed structure is only steps away from the executive office tower where Jeff Bezos leads the online retail behemoth. It’s part of the company’s urban campus near downtown Seattle.

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