Westin Building


Westin Building

Infobox Skyscraper
building_name = Westin Building


built = 1981
use = Office/Carrier hotel
location = 2001 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, USA
roof = 409 ft (124.7 m)
top_floor = 34
floor_count = 34
floor_area = 386,103 ft² (35,870.1 m²)
elevator_count = 8

The Westin Building is a major telecommunications hub and carrier hotel facility located in downtown Seattle, Washington.Westin Building. [http://www.westinbuilding.com/about/contacts.cfm "Contact Us."] ] . The building is also home to the Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX) and Pacific Northwest Gigapop's Pacific Wave Exchange.Carrier Hotels, Featured Sites. [http://www.carrierhotels.com/properties/westin/index.shtml "The Westin Building, Seattle"] ]

The facility has a pair of "Meet-me Rooms" on the 19th floor, which are used by telecommunication carriers and internet service providers to cross-connect their individual networks. These carriers situate their POPs within racks spread throughout the building utilizing optical fiber cabling back to the meet-me room thereby facilitating interconnection with other carriers' infrastructure within the building. The Westin Building's meet-me room is the heart of the facility,where buyers and sellers of broadband services offer interconnectivity to their backbones and diverse services without the need to utilize telephone company provided interconnections.Rawlson King. [http://www.thewhir.com/features/meetme.cfm "Meet-Me Rooms Provide Cheap Carrier Cross-Connects"] . The Web Host Review.]

References

External links

* [http://www.westinbuilding.com/ The Westin Building official site]
* [http://www.seattleix.net Seattle Internet Exchange]
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=2001+6th+Avenue,+Seattle,+WA+98121&ie=UTF8&z=19&ll=47.614329,-122.338477&spn=0.001295,0.003342&t=k&om=1&iwloc=addr Location of the Westin Building]


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