Equipped to Weather Big Storms, a Jersey City Tower Draws Tenants

(The New York Times) In the six months since Hurricane Sandy hit, office tenants have been flocking to a huge glass tower in Jersey City despite its being right along the waterfront. It may seem counterintuitive for companies to pointedly search for office space near the water, but the 500,000-square-foot building at 111 Town Square Place in Newport is a hybrid data center and office building that offers tenants backup generators, redundant power and an extensive fiber optic network.

On the rooftop of the Newport Financial Center building in Jersey City. Six generators that use diesel fuel are in the enclosure.

Credit: Brian Harkin for The New York Times