60 Hudson Street along with 32 Avenue of the Americas and 111 8th Ave is one of the BIG THREE data centers, and carrier hotels in NYC with the other two being 32 AofA, and 111 8th. It is 371 Feet tall
and has 24 floors
. When it was constructed in 1931 (same year as the other two buildings) it was called the Western Union Building. Since then it has had many names considering its size and how much space it takes up. Alternative names include 150 West Broadway, 79 Thomas St, 2 Worth St. It has 1,800,000 square feet
, which is the second most of the three buildings.
60 Hudson Street, formerly known as the Western Union Building, is a full-block telecommunications building located between Hudson, Thomas and Worth Streets and West Broadway in the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was built in 1928-30 and was designed by Ralph Walker of the firm of Voorhees, Gmelin and Walker as the headquarters of the Western Union Company, a purpose it served until 1973. The building contained offices, an auditorium, cafeteria and gymnasium, classrooms so messengers could continue their education, shops and equipment rooms, along with 70 million feet of cable.
The design of the building shows the influence of German Expressionism, while the detailing is Art Deco. The exterior brick moves from darker shades to lighter ones as the building rises, passing through 19 different colors as it does. Both the interior and exterior of the building, which is now one of the most important Internet hubs in the world were designated New York City landmarks in 1991