Room Opens at 60 Hudson
FiberNet facility will provide interconnections at landmark carrier
Jan. 31, 2002 -- FiberNet Telecom Group this week announced
that it has opened the new "meet-me room" at 60 Hudson
Street in New York City, one of the world's busiest carrier hotels.
The 15,000 square foot facility will allow the
landmark building's more than 100 telecom tenants to interconnect
are revolutionizing the way business will be done at 60 Hudson
Street,'' said Robert Getreu, senior managing director of GVA
Williams Real Estate Company, which manages 60 Hudson Street.
"In the building's state-of-the-art Meet-Me-Room, existing
and future tenants can now rapidly interconnect with each other
in one central location, providing scalable access to the growing
demand for bandwidth.''
The meet-me room will also provide a colocation area, allowing
carriers who have been shut out of space to have a presence in
the building. The
facility offers standardized colocation cabinets and customized
cages for carriers to house their equipment.
colocation units are connected to the central cross-connection
area within the meet-me room with optical and electrical terminations,
allowing customers to connect their networks efficiently.
opening of this facility marks a major achievement in the advancement
of our business strategy,'' said Michael S. Liss, president and
chief executive officer of FiberNet.
firmly believe that metro market, where demand still exceeds supply,
continues to be the greatest opportunity in the telecommunications
marketplace, and we are leading the way with innovative solutions
to solve the bottleneck confronting our customers," Liss
added. "The meet-me- room strengthens our premier carrier-neutral
market position in the metro market.''
partnered with GVA Williams to build and operate the meet-me room
on the ground floor of the massive building, which required the
installation of a 72-conduit system that touches every floor.
Hudson Street building has a grand history as a cornerstone
in America's communications infrastructure. The Western Union
headquarters was designed by architect Ralph Walker, noted for
his "distinctive design approach related to the contemporary
Art Deco style," according to the New York Landmark Preservation
square foot facility was built between 1928-30 at a cost of nearly
$45 million - which, adjusted for inflation, is the equivalent
of $428 million today. It initially housed 70 million feet of
wire and 30 miles of conduit, as well as a library and gym.
has a presence in nine major carrier hotels in the New York
metropolitan area, six in Los Angeles and another in Chicago.
The company also installed fiber in 13 major office buildings
in New York and seven in Chicago, positioning its enwtork as a
high-speed bridge between carriers' long-haul networks and the
tenants in those buildings.