Centersquare: Chicago ORD1

350 East Cermak

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Centersquare's ORD1 site is located in the heart of the Chicago Financial District on the 7th floor of an 8-story building on a fiber-linked campus.

  • This colocation was previously operated by Cyxtera. Centersquare completed the successful acquisition of Cyxtera and Evoque Data Center Solutions in early 2024, established a formidable entity in 17 markets, primarily across North America.
  • The building was originally constructed for R.R. Donnelley & Sons Printing in 1912, and the Sears Catalog was printed here until 1993. While it was renovated for data center usage in 1999, the building is historically landmarked and protected.


  • 8 Story Structure
  • Utility: Commonwealth Edison
  • Digital Realty Trust owns the building at 350 Cermak and is CTL's Landlord.

Network Providers:

AT&T - MW (IL)
KDL (North and South)
Level 3 Communications
Neutral Tandem
QCC Metro Pop
Qwest (QCC) - Onfiber
US Signal
Verizon Business
Wisconsin Independent Network
XO Communications

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350 East Cermak (7th Floor)
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0.00 miles Atlantic Metro ORD0
0.00 miles 350 E Cermak - Digital Realty
0.00 miles Equinix Chicago CH1, CH2, & CH4
Equinix distinctly separates CH1, CH2, and CH4 into separate data centers, but in reality, the sites are in the same building.
0.00 miles Colocation America CH1
0.00 miles Steadfast Chicago 350 E Cermak
0.02 miles ServerCentral Chicago DRT-CH1
0.03 miles Centersquare: Chicago ORD1(B, C & D)
Digital Realty Trust owns the building at 350 Cermak and is CTL's Landlord.
1.30 miles CoreSite Chicago CH2
In February 2018, CoreSite acquired a two-acre land parcel in downtown Chicago, Illinois, on which CoreSite built CH2, a greenfield development of a 175,000-square-foot, turn-key, four-story data center supporting 18 critical megawatts of power capacity. The building was completed in June 2020.
1.50 miles 725 S Wells - 1547 Critical Systems
1547 Acquired the site in December of 2018.
1.50 miles Colo@ Chicago
1.50 miles Steadfast Chicago 725 Wells
1.50 miles Crown Castle 725 S Wells
1.50 miles Atlantic Metro ORD3
1.52 miles Netrality Chicago: 717 S Wells
The 10 story building was constructed in 1923 and eventually was converted into a data center.
1.53 miles Cogent: 600 S Federal
1.53 miles Colocation America CH2
1.53 miles Lumen Chicago 5
1.53 miles 600 S Federal - Digital Realty
1.62 miles Server Farm Realty 840 South Canal
4 MW Critical Load on Each Floor (Floors 1-5) 130-160 Watts per Raised Floor SF
1.62 miles DataBank (ORD2) 840 S Canal
1.66 miles InfoRelay Chicago
1.66 miles Cogent: 427 S LaSalle
1.66 miles CoreSite Chicago CH1
Once owned by the Western Union company, the building was formerly known as "The Telegraph Building."
1.66 miles 365 Chicago
The site is a former Switch and Data site (also owned by Equinix for a short period.)
1.68 miles QuadraNet Chicago
1.75 miles First Communications Chicago
1.77 miles TierPoint Chicago Polk
1.88 miles Cogent: 216 W Jackson
1.88 miles Verizon: 140 S Dearborn
2.25 miles Lumen Chicago 6
2.33 miles EXA - 111 North Canal
Former GTT suite
2.33 miles Lumen Chicago 1
2.34 miles Lumen Chicago 3
2.68 miles QTS Chicago
The campus was a former Sun Times Press Facility and was acquired in 2014
2.98 miles Metro Edge: Illinois Medical District (IMD)
Commercial real estate investment firm Metro Edge Development is building a data center in Chicago, Illinois.
3.24 miles Lumen Chicago 4
3.39 miles Lumen Chicago 2
4.09 miles 1547 Chicago Midway Technology Centre
11.30 miles Digital Crossroad (Indiana NAP)
The facility (DX-1) is a 105,000 square foot, 20-Megawatt (MW) data center located on the former State Line Generating Plant, Hammond, IN.
11.46 miles Digital Crossroad: Hammond, IN (Phase 2)
Digital Crossroad is planning to expand its campus in Hammond, Indiana. The company plans to add another 180,000 sq ft (16,720 sqm) building and 20MW in the second phase.
12.35 miles Lumen Broadview
13.32 miles Tierpoint Chicago West
13.37 miles SingleHop Chicago
13.37 miles 9333 Grand Ave (DRT)
13.39 miles Digital Chicago Franklin Park Campus on Grand Ave - Digital Realty
Digital Chicago is a master-planned 40-acre campus in the Village of Franklin Park. The campus has 3 existing buildings, totaling 574,994 sqft
13.40 miles 9377 Grand Ave
13.40 miles 9355 Grand Ave
15.57 miles Verizon: Swift Dr
15.57 miles DataBank (ORD4) Oak Brook
15.57 miles LexusNexis Oak Brook
15.77 miles 505 N Railroad Ave - Digital Realty
The Digital Chicago Campus covers 21 acres of land with access to major fiber networks and can support up to 8 MW of IT load at N+1 redundancies.
15.91 miles Aligned Chicago ORD-01
Aligned's ORD-01 data center is a state-of-the-art facility located in Northlake, IL, just outside of downtown Chicago. At full build, Aligned’s Chicago campus covers 520,000 sq. ft. and offers ~ 100 MW of critical load.
15.93 miles Aligned ORD-02
Aligned's ORD-02 is a data center located in Northlake, IL near downtown Chicago. Part of Aligned's 18.5-acre hyperscale campus, ORD-02 offers exceptional connectivity at the convergence of over 12 metro/long-haul networks. At full build, ORD-02 building will provide 36MW of critical load capacity expandable to ~52 MW.
16.16 miles Microsoft Chicago Northlake
16.29 miles T5 Northlake IL
T5 Data Center is expanding its footprint in Chicago. T5@Chicago III will be build-to-suit, with the company spending more than $500 million to develop a three-story, 300,000 sq ft facility for multi-tenant or single-tenant operations.
16.54 miles Server Farm Oak Brook
The campus was originally built as the corporate headquarters of the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I).
16.54 miles Verizon: (Oak Brook)
16.54 miles US Signal Oakbrook
800a 480V 3 phase 450kW diesel generator with 24 hour run time at full load 500kVa UPS capacity with battery backup
16.66 miles NYI Chicago (Oak Brook)
17.30 miles Iron Mountain Chicago
First announced in 2018, the former Hart Schaffner Marx suit factory started construction in 2024.
18.47 miles Equinix Chicago CH7
19.69 miles Element Critical CH1
Element Critical acquired the site in January 2019 from Sungard. The facility was previously known as SunGard Wood Dale (711).
19.71 miles Element Critical CH2
Element Critical acquired the site in January 2019 from Sungard. The facility was previously known as SunGard Wood Dale (341).
19.87 miles EdgeConneX CHI01
19.88 miles Centersquare: Chicago ORD2
Cyxtera's CH3 Elk Grove site is across the street from the Digital Realty Chicago campus (former Dupont Fabros) and close to Equinix CH3.
19.97 miles EdgeConneX CHI02
19.98 miles Stream Chicago I
19.98 miles 2299 Busse (CH2) Digital Realty

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Headquartered in Dallas, Centersquare (formerly Evoque+Cyxtera) specializes in delivering a comprehensive suite of colocation and data center services. Prioritizing connectivity, security, and redundancy, Centersquare is at the forefront of meeting the rigorous demands of today's digital transformation efforts. Catering to a diverse clientele, ranging from mid-sized enterprises to large web-scale businesses, Centersquare not only ensures compliance with industry regulations but also guarantees unmatched uptime.

16 Facilities Owned
12 Markets Served
96.0 Megawatts
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cyxtera-campus-spec-sheet-ord1 February 2024