NEW YORK — Construction was completed on DataGryd’s MegaSuite 6 facility. Corgan, a data center architecture firm, designed the building; Robert Derector Associates served as the project’s engineer; and Clune Construction built it.
“The opportunity to build such a high-power data center facility in the heart of New York City was an honor for Clune,” said Ben Walker, executive managing director and president of Clune’s Eastern Region. “Being in the high-profile location at 60 Hudson St., DataGryd needed a secure and reliable infrastructure for MegaSuite 6, and our team rose to the challenge, delivering the largest single-footprint data center space in the region on time and on budget.”
Located on the sixth floor of the historic Western Union building, MegaSuite 6 presented some unique challenges to the Clune team, including a low ceiling combined with a raised-floor plenum. This created a tight space for installing large equipment, including 22 skids of batteries (2,000 pounds each), battery cabinets, and 12 CRAC units. Workers split the CRAC units between the blowers and compressors off-site, transported them, and re-assembled them onsite. This process took one week to complete.
The project’s structural engineer ensured batteries and other equipment were strategically placed to disperse the weight evenly on the floor. Structural steel dunnage was also installed to support the heavy load of new UPS equipment.
"We have been thoroughly pleased with our partnership with Clune and the way they managed their portion of the project,” said Tom Brown, CEO of DataGryd. “The Clune team was professional, responsive to requests, and delivered a great end product.”