Lower Manhattan will be serviced by the world's tallest data center.

Lower Manhattan will be serviced by the world’s tallest data center.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, technology industry leaders and officials of the Seattle-based Sabey Corporation will formally announce the commissioning of the 1 million-square-foot, 32-story Intergate, Manhattan, the world’s tallest and largest high-rise data center, on Wednesday, at 11:30 a.m. at 375 Pearl Street, Manhattan.

The press will be given a rare opportunity to get inside and tour the building, to actually get a first-hand look at “where the Internet lives.”  They will be provided with live visuals inside a mission-critical, 24/7 data center, showing storm-proof power and communication systems.

Sitting at a confluence of the world’s transatlantic cable and fiber routes, 375 Pearl Street is a crucial presence as our Sabey Data Center network expands,” said John Sabey, President of Sabey Data Center Properties when the company purchased the 1-million-square-foot,32-story building in 2011. “We are bringing a well-respected data center brand to transform this unique Manhattan asset. Twelve months ago we announced our intention to expand nationally; the Pearl Street acquisition is a testament to our confidence in the future of lower Manhattan, the data center industry, and our commitment to our constantly expanding tenant base.”

Superstorm Sandy walloped Lower Manhattan last fall, but did not damage the large Intergate.Manhattan data center. “The building itself came through the storm perfectly,” John Sabey, president of Sabey Data Centers, said.

Within a secure environment protected by the NYPD’s 1 Police Plaza perimeter and Homeland Security, this fortress-like facility will provide exponential growth to Manhattan’s capacity to process big data, further propelling New York’s City’s bid to become the East Coast’s technology capital.