When modern distribution systems came along, the building went dormant for several years being used occasionally as a set for filming television and movies.
Then in the 1990’s, new life was brought to the building when telecommunications provider Sprint constructed a network point within the facility. Shortly afterward, Adelphia Communications chose the building for a switch site serving the Chicago area.
The building at 601 Polk had been reborn as a “Carrier Hotel”, or telecommunications point for network service providers. Over time, AT&T, Verizon and other communications company would utilize the building for communications equipment and switch-gear. All this critical equipment required upgrades to the building and large sums were spent on infrastructure repair and remodeling. Multiple points of entry and extensive conduit runs were added to the structure. All of such platform connectivity remains a critical component of the structure and the operations carried on at 601 Polk today.<< previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 next >>