Microsoft Chicago Northlake

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Site: Microsoft Chicago Northlake

Company: Microsoft Azure
Metro: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Region: North America
Address: 601 Northwest Ave, Northlake, IL 60164
Gross SqFt: 707,244
Total Power: 198.0 Megawatts

The cost to develop the 707,244-square-foot data center was approximately $500 million and is located Northlake, Illinois, outside of Chicago.

The Microsoft facility is more than 15 acres located in direct proximity to a city water pumping station, adjacent Interstate and rail lines that provides fiber optic bandwidth, and its own on-site electric substation. There are three 66 MVA electrical substations that provide a total of 198 megawatts of power.

The facility was built in two phases. Phase1 was 396,695 sqft, and phase2 was 310,549 sqft.


601 Northwest Ave, Northlake, IL 60164

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