WiredScore recognized the Midtown development for connectivity, infrastructure and capacity to support new technology, ahead of redevelopment.
Colony Square, the mixed-use community in Midtown Atlanta being "reimagined" by North American Properties (NAP), Tuesday unveiled a new rendering of what the finished project could look like, and announced the property received a Wired Certified Platinum rating for its "state-of-the-art Internet connectivity, infrastructure and capacity to readily support new technology."
“In today’s digital age, competitive office buildings must provide first-rate connectivity for tenants,” Mark Toro, managing partner for (NAP), said in a press release.
“Receiving WiredScore’s highest stamp of approval will further drive leasing efforts at Colony Square as it demonstrates our ability to support current and future tenants with the most stringent technology requirements.”
WiredScore operates the first and only connectivity rating platform for commercial buildings across the U.S. and the United Kingdom. Launched by Mayor Bloomberg and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, WiredScore identifies and certifies buildings with the fastest and most reliable Internet connections.
"Wired Certified Platinum is the highest rating possible and confirms Colony Square as best in class across all features that matter most to tenants: number and quality of internet service providers, redundancy and resiliency of telecom infrastructure, ease of installation and capacity to readily support new services."
Colony Square’s two office buildings offer tenants seven unique sources of Type 1 fiber from AT&T, Cogent, Comcast, Level 3, Verizon, XO Communications and Zayo. All of these carriers provide tenants with dedicated, business grade Internet access upon request.
From an infrastructure standpoint, both buildings have access to three points of entry on Peachtree Street, 14th Street and 15th Street. Within the building, there are two continuous risers, which afford providers with available pathways to deliver services to tenants. From a readiness standpoint, both buildings have sufficient spare capacity for new providers, as there is available capacity in at least one point of entry, available floor and wall space for new equipment and available capacity in the risers.
“We are thrilled with the Platinum certification as technology is one of Colony Square’s core values. We look forward to enhancing our culture of connectivity as the reimagining progress continues at Colony Square.”
Earlier this year, NAP released initial renderings of the modernization, showing tenants the vision for a transformed and reimagined Colony Square. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle in collaboration with Lord Aeck Sargent, a new rendering is available here, which illustrates the energy and sophistication of the future space.
Latest rendering (as of August 30, 2016):