Amazon has just unveiled the plans for its new corporate headquarters that will stand in Arlington, Virginia, directly across the Potomac River from Washington DC. The announcement inaccurately describes the design as a “double helix,” but scholars of ancient history and the Bible will readily recognize the ancient model for the design: The Tower of Babel. Construction is expected to begin next year and be completed in 2025 at a cost of $2.5 billion. Though it is true that DNA is arranged in a double helix, the architectural design is not, in fact, a double helix that appears like a ladder that has been twisted into a corkscrew. The design of the building is a spiral walkway ascending the exterior of the building. The architectural design of the Amazon building does, in fact, closely resemble that of a ziggurat, a type of massive structure built in ancient Mesopotamia.