Data Center Initiates First Phase Downtown
Gus Delaporte March 26, 2013, 7:45 a.m.
Intergate.Manhattan, a 1 million-square foot, high-rise data center at 375 Pearl Street has initiated its first phase, it was announced last week. Commissioned through Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties, the data center will ultimately accommodate 40 Megawatts of data center capacity over 600,000 square feet of floor space, according to a statement.
The 32-story facility is the largest data center in the world and includes new infrastructure, climate control and electrical systems. As of last week, Intergate.Manhattan began providing computing cycles to the New York Genome Center, the building’s first tenant, to support medical research.
“Ensuring that institutions – whether they’re financial services firms or health care providers or life science pioneers like the New York Genome Center – can securely store, access and share data is key to our city’s tech future,” said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a press conference. “That’s why Intergate.Manhattan is such an important addition to New York City’s data infrastructure and to our economy.”
The New York Observer first reported Sabey’s transformation of 375 Pearl Street, the former Verizon Building, to a data center in a feature last year.
“This will be the largest high-rise data center in the world,” Dave Sabey, the founder and chief executive of Sabey Corporation, told The Observer at the time. “This is the most complicated center of its kind in the world.”
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is the leasing agent for Intergate.Manhattan, represented by David Falk, president of the New York tri-state region, Michael Morris and Bryan Loewen. Currently, seventeen floors of the building are available for powered shell customers.