Inside the World's Largest High Rise Data Center
6. Modern Design
In order to transform the building from a near vacant, analog telco building into a new data center, Sabey invested in a number ofcomputer aided design (CAD) tools and Building Information Management (BIM) software to design the new interior of the building. Every detail -- down to individual pipe hangers and placement of the 3 Megawatt backup generators -- was positioned in a "virtual Intergate.Manhattan" beforehand. Sabey and its partners on the project were able to model every aspect of the building in 3-D before any physical construction took place.