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The world's largest high-rise data centre opens in Manhattan

Intergate.Manhattan, a data centre owned and developed by Sabey Data Center Properties, opened this week in New York. Its developer says the 32-story building will be the largest high-rise data centre in the world, with 1 million square feet of floor space and 40 megawatts of electrical capacity.

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An exterior view of Intergate.Manhattan, a data centre owned and developed by Sabey Data Center Properties, in lower Manhattan.

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Circuit breakers and electrical infrastructure stand ready at Intergate.Manhattan. Its Seattle-based developer says the 32-storey building is the largest high-rise data centre in the world.

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David A. Sabey, president of Sabey Corp., stands by diesel backup generators at Intergate.Manhattan. The building underwent an extensive retrofit.

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Fiber optic cables carrying Internet providers run into a server room at Intergate.Manhattan. The building has five cooling towers on the roof, with room for more as needed.

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A floor where computer servers will be installed. The retrofitted building has new core infrastructure and 40 megawatts of electrical capacity.

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Mr. Sabey explains the layout of the circuit breakers during a tour of the facility. The building was originally a Verizon telecom switching hub.

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A floor where computer servers will be installed for the companies that rent space in the facility.

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Server cages await the installation of computer servers. At a news conference Wednesday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the centre is "a real vote of confidence both in our city’s future and in lower Manhattan."

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Power connectors hang from unused server cages. The building has diesel backup generators vented through the roof.

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An employee walks through a floor where computer servers will be installed. Diesel fuel will be stored in the basement, which is equipped with submersible pumps in case of flooding.

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