- Dec 21, 2010
According to a documentary series I watched as a kid, some family from the Ozarks struck oil, got rich and moved TO Beverly Hills. The fish out of water scenarios that followed were funny for the time, but seem quaint by today’s standards.You can find that in California too actually. Beverly Hills sits on a reasonably sized active oil field (as do other parts of LA County). As no one wants to see drilling equipment, pumps, or tanks in the middle of the city, they're hidden in soundproofed buildings.
I'd also would work there.. but I'm just up the street from that Dallas location..Patrick, if you'd ever be commited to buy and operate a DC I'd love to get some job there.
Remote one, that is, I'm not in US.
That silly video was linked to a much more insane one by Vintage Tran - turn on CC for English subtitles - aren't perfect, but better than nothing unless you're fluent in french.Someone sent me this video last year. Fake facades of Paris
If you watch how things are blended into a Parisian cityscape this will make total sense.
Again, if this was in Austin, TX instead of Dallas, I would have bought it today. The bigger question is how does one find these when they hit the market?
Which I think may be a high price per sqft compared to just a regular DC not in a residential neighborhood. It would be one thing if it had some bedrooms and a kitchen and whatnot, but besides the garage, it doesn't have much of a 'house' to it besides the look.Somebody has to come up with a million bucks before this project gets off the ground.
Well, you'll be surprised how non-profitable REITs are sometimes when flipping DCs. If I may, let me regale everyone with the story of a data center that I am rather familiar with....120 West Passiac Street.I tend to think the people who make money in DCs are the REITS and PE firms that buy them to aggregate and flip.
Ah, the infamous 145 Rue Lafayette right above RER line E in 10e near Gare Du Nord. I swore that I walked past that location with the missus and didn't see anything "off" about it - reminds me of 58 Joralemon street in Brooklyn, which is a subway ventilation shaft with similar functionality. I've always how Tran managed not to get screamed at by the Gendarmerie later on.That silly video was linked to a much more insane one by Vintage Tran - turn on CC for English subtitles - aren't perfect, but better than nothing unless you're fluent in french.
If it were somewhere other than Texas I'd say there was no chance that was where the batteries would have been, here in Oregon you couldn't get away with having lead acid cells without much better coating on the concrete, spill containment pans, and the battery racks would be primarily acid resistant plastic with unistrut/oxbar bracing. Beside that the shelf spacing doesn't match any of the telco cells I've ever seen and there's no visible evidence of removed power cable infrastructure. The cell strings would be aggregated into breakers and those breakers would likely have 750MCM feeders to the DC Plant distribution (BDFBs). There's zero chance a sane jurisdiction would pass inspection on those racks with that type of power infrastructure mounted to them. The cooling capacity at this site is also comically under sized even for a handful of DWDM systems let alone the ridiculously high power density cabinets dancing around this forum's collective wet dreams.I'd also would work there.. but I'm just up the street from that Dallas location..
Those orange racks in the pictures used to hold banks of batteries. CO's were required to keep line voltage( ~40v dc if i recall ) for phone circuits even when the power went out. Generators and big battery bays were standard. Would make a great private DC.. The power switching equipment in those pics runs over 100K easily.
not to be confused with the upper upper west side, which is washington heights (otherwise known as upstate Manhattan). speaking as a former nearly 20 year resident of washington heights. Also not to be confused with the movie version that has elevated trains in the 180s.or as we New Yorkers sarcastically refer to it...Upper West West Side. So starting
Hah, the elevated trains in the 180s is in the Bronx. The 1 only goes outside north of Fort Tyron, which is, what, around 200 or so (one of my mentors live in Riverdale and I usually hit Leoser’s to pick up some pastrami for him when I head north for a visit).not to be confused with the upper upper west side, which is washington heights (otherwise known as upstate Manhattan). speaking as a former nearly 20 year resident of washington heights. Also not to be confused with the movie version that has elevated trains in the 180s.
Eh, it's Texas. This is a state where a cold spell caused their electric power distribution to nearly collapse twice in 10 years due to their hands-off stance to most things regulatory. The site probably had some type of rules exemption to the local zoning ordinances due to a grandfathering mechanism, and since it's not a planned community, there are no HOA standards that will prevail - the fact that the lawns were maintained was probably to keep it somewhat low-key and avoid attention. As for whether you can operate it commercially as a DC, I don't think they'll be all that competitive versus something large scale like a Digital Realty or an Equinix...not sure if there are existing dark fiber that would let you use it effectively as an IX, and who knows if the local grid has the wattage to sustain a scale out. If you operate it, it’ll be a private facility, and you’ll have to accept its shortcomings, whatever it might be. In certain jurisdictions it might be cheaper/better to just get a warehouse and convert it over.I doubt it.
- Will the city let you operate it commercially as a DC?
- Will the HOA let you operate it as a DC, once the previous tenant exited?
- Is it currently zoned for what you want to do with it?
Yea I was thinking more like this would be perfect for the STH lab/ studio. Plenty of space, ideally need a maximum of 200kW and that facility is built for more. Big racks are great for storing gear.If you operate it, it’ll be a private facility, and you’ll have to accept its shortcomings, whatever it might be. In certain jurisdictions it might be cheaper/better to just get a warehouse and convert it over.
That's a good bit of power to be pushingYea I was thinking more like this would be perfect for the STH lab/ studio. Plenty of space, ideally need a maximum of 200kW and that facility is built for more. Big racks are great for storing gear.
Probably doing a warehouse/ industrial site conversion for the bigger new lab, but that would save a ton of time and likely money just getting something pre-built.