From Merchandise Warehouse to Data Warehouse: 601 W. Polk
LEFT: Dan Carey, a board member of the Chief Engineers had recently been appointed Director of Operation at 601 West Polk Street. RIGHT: Scott Tillman (left) and Kevin Francis (right) of AlteredScale, purchased the structure out of bankruptcy and immediately began construction of a new 25,000 square foot colocation space.
Over the years, ownership of the building changed hands while tenancy continued to grow with various firms occupying privately demised suites. Local tech businesses to Fortune 500 companies became associated with the structure. Unfortunately however, a downturn in the economy coupled with poor management kept the building from realizing its full potential as a data center.
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on Jun 1st, 2013 and filed under Feature Story
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