60 Hudson Street
60 Hudson Street in downtown Manhattan is home to telecom carriers the world over. The Sirius Telecom site on the 12th floor provides switch partitioning and colocation facilities. The Sirius site features extensive connectivity to many other floors and suites via an array of point to point conduits and multiple media types.
The Kardashians in New York City
Two of the three Kardashians have moved to NYC to film a new show for the E! Network. Kim and Kourtney take Manhattan!!!
The girls are living in the Smythe Hotel, which is located across the street from Starbucks on Chambers and W. Broadway. E! released some photographs of the girls and 60 Hudson happens to be behind them in EVERY shot!!
60 Hudson History
60 Hudson Street was formerly known as the Western Union Building. When it opened in 1930, the Western Union Building housed telephone, telegraph, and ticker machinery, as well as a messenger service and classrooms where Western Union messenger boys could continue high school. Nineteen tons of brick shade the lobby facade from deep red brown at the bottom to bright salmon at the top. The exquisite lobby is finished in brown brick, with recessed lighting and geometrically patterned brickwork, marble flooring, and high vaulted ceiling, exemplifying Art Deco materials and techniques.
New York Team
Pictured left to right are David Gomez, Mike DeGennaro, and Rula Nasr. Dave and Mike manage the daily operations of the site, and Rula heads up Sirius sales.
Tribeca Film Festival
Sirius does its part to support the Tribeca Film Festival by fronting our street-side window space. Behind these windows is the Sirius 750 KW generator.
12th Floor Cross Connects
Cross connects, test gear, DSX's, multiplexers, and fiber terminals.
Cabinets in 24x7 Colo Area
Customers who need 24x7 access to their equipment utilize these secure, locked cabinets, pictured here in one of the Sirius colocation areas on the 12th floor.
All cabinets are well ventilated both front and back. See the next photo for a close-up of the cabinet door design.
Cabinet Door Close-up
Here you can see the cabinet door design which allows for maximum cooling. Top-side fans also help with air flow.
IGate 4000 Pro
The IGate 4000 Pro pictured here is part of the Sirius next-generation Veraz Control Switch. This IGate is interfacing four redundant OC-3's (working and protect), 6 DS-3's, 32 E1's and 32 T1's.
Peco 48 volt DC power plant
This Peco 48 volt DC power plant is one of three separate plants in Sirius Telecom's 60 Hudson Street suite 1215.
Conduits Connect Many Sites
The Sirius Telecom 60 Hudson Street site features extensive intra-building cross connectivity. Over two dozen point to point conduits connect the Sirius twelfth floor site to a variety of floors, carriers and service providers. A partial list includes:
Verizon, WorldCom, Teleglobe VSNL, Sprint
Cable and Wireless, Qwest, Metcom, Wiltel
MCI, IXC/Broadwing, Viatel, TelX, Teleport/AT&T LS
Time Warner, Fibernet, Con Ed/RCN, Looking Glass Net
An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a device which maintains a continuous supply of electric power to connected equipment by supplying power from a separate source when utility power is not available. This new Leibert unit has a capacity of 90KVA, and ensures smooth, clean, uninterrupted AC power.
UPS Control board
Visual displays of the UPS system showing real-time status.
Front side view of DSX-1 cross connect panels. The next photo show the back side of the panel.
DSX-1 Panel Backside Wiring
Each DSX panel typically supports 56 T1's (two DS3's), and the wiring pictured here are cross connects to other equipment.
DSX Wiring Close-up
Each vertical position cross connects a single T1 to another DSX panel, where other types of equipment are terminated, thereby creating test points which can test in both directions of any circuit (near end - far end or line and drop).
These colorful cables connect to the equipment side of a DSX panel. Every technician knows the color code backwards and forwards (primary - white red black yellow violet; secondary - blue orange green brown slate)
An M13 mux converts a DS-3 into 28 T1's. Each mux is wired to a DSX-1 panel, which creates a test point for each T1 (the low speed side of the mux). Additionally, each mux is connected to a DSX-3 panel, which creates a test point for the high speed side of the mux.
Fiber Distribution Panel
This is the backside of a fiber distribution panel (FDP). Each group of yellow, single mode fibers is run inside a protective innerduct, and typically each innerduct will have a pull string alongside the fiber pairs for future runs.
These DSX-3 panels connect coaxial DS-3 pairs. The front side pictured here provides test point access to each DS-3.
These DSX-3 panels, as viewed from the back, are ready to cross connect multiple DS-3's.
This is a typical view looking down a single row.
Coherent Echo Cancellers condition longhaul T1's and E1's for optimal transmission.
Marconi Fiber Terminal
One of many fiber terminals located throughout the New York site, this Marconi fiber terminal takes an OC-12 fiber input and muxes out 12 DS-3's.
48 Volt DC Breaker Board
Here is a look at the back side of a typical DC breaker board.
This is one of the smaller battery stacks in our Suite 1215 at 60 Hudson Street. This particular stack is connected to the PECO 48 volt DC power plant which supplies battery backup to test equipment, muxes, and computer systems in the site.