A Tower’s New Owner Hears the Hum of Data

(The New York Times) The New York Telephone Company building at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge is not among the city’s most loved, to put it charitably. It was built in 1975 as a switching control center for the phone company but has been largely vacant for years, despite the large “Verizon” sign that adorns its forbidding facade.

The New York Telephone Company building at 375 Pearl Street, seen from the Brooklyn Bridge. Credit: David W. Dunlap/The New York Times

Come this fall, while the building may look much the same on the outside, on the inside it will be pulsing with thousands of terabytes of data.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/realesta...