Netrality Chicago: 717 S Wells

717 South Wells Street

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The 10 story building was constructed in 1923 and eventually was converted into a data center.


  • Ceiling heights (slab to slab): 11’ 2”
  • Column spacing: 19’ 6”
  • Floor loading: 125 lbs/sf
  • Loading dock: secure dock
  • Freight elevators: 4,000 lbs capacity
  • Fire suppression: pre-action, dry pipe
  • Cable management: overhead ladder rack
  • Network Operations Center (“NOC”)


  • Diverse utility feeds from LaSalle substation at 12,470v
  • Utility power: 5,700 kW
  • Backup generator power: 1,500 kW
  • Fuel supply: 3,700 gallons
  • UPS system: 500 kVA (2N)
  • DC power distribution available

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0.00 miles GTT - 717 South Wells
0.02 miles Atlantic Metro ORD3
0.02 miles Steadfast Chicago 725 Wells
0.02 miles Colo@ Chicago
0.02 miles Crown Castle 725 S Wells
0.02 miles 725 S Wells - 1547 Critical Systems
1547 Acquired the site in December of 2018.
0.19 miles Cogent: 600 S Federal
0.19 miles Colocation America CH2
0.19 miles Lumen Chicago 5
0.20 miles 600 S Federal - Digital Realty
0.22 miles InfoRelay Chicago
0.22 miles 365 Chicago
The site is a former Switch and Data site (also owned by Equinix for a short period.)
0.22 miles CoreSite Chicago CH1
Once owned by the Western Union company, the building was formerly known as "The Telegraph Building."
0.22 miles Cogent: 427 S LaSalle
0.24 miles QuadraNet Chicago
0.38 miles DataBank (ORD2) 840 S Canal
0.38 miles Server Farm Realty 840 South Canal
4 MW Critical Load on Each Floor (Floors 1-5) 130-160 Watts per Raised Floor SF
0.38 miles Cogent: 216 W Jackson
0.50 miles First Communications Chicago
0.51 miles XO: 140 S Dearborn
0.51 miles TierPoint Chicago Polk
0.76 miles Lumen Chicago 6
0.81 miles Lumen Chicago 1
0.81 miles GTT - 111 North Canal
0.82 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.
0.90 miles Lumen Chicago 3
1.52 miles Steadfast Chicago 350 E Cermak
1.52 miles 350 E Cermak - Digital Realty
1.52 miles Colocation America CH1
1.52 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.
1.52 miles Atlantic Metro ORD0
1.52 miles Cyxtera Chicago CH2
Within DRT's Cermak carrier hotel
1.52 miles Cyxtera Chicago CH4
Digital Realty Trust owns the building at 350 Cermak and is CTL's Landlord.
1.54 miles ServerCentral Chicago DRT-CH1
1.74 miles Lumen Chicago 4
1.88 miles Lumen Chicago 2
2.31 miles Metro Edge: Illinois Medical District (IMD)
2.79 miles QTS Chicago
The campus was a former Sun Times Press Facility and was acquired in 2014
5.41 miles 1547 Chicago Midway Technology Centre
11.65 miles Lumen Broadview
12.15 miles Tierpoint Chicago West
12.20 miles SingleHop Chicago
12.20 miles 9333 Grand Ave (DRT)
12.21 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
12.22 miles 9377 Grand Ave
12.23 miles 9355 Grand Ave
12.81 miles Digital Crossroad (Indiana NAP)
13.84 miles T5 Northlake IL
14.69 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.
14.86 miles Aligned ORD-02
14.86 miles XO (Swift Dr)
14.86 miles DataBank (ORD4) Oak Brook
14.87 miles LexusNexis Oak Brook
14.87 miles Aligned Chicago ORD-01
15.09 miles Microsoft Chicago Northlake
15.87 miles Server Farm Oak Brook
The campus was originally built as the corporate headquarters of the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I).
15.87 miles XO: (Oak Brook)
15.88 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
15.89 miles Iron Mountain Chicago
Iron Mountain is planning a (but not yet constructed facility in Chicago.)
16.00 miles NYI Chicago (Oak Brook)
17.97 miles Equinix Chicago CH7
17.98 miles Verizon Chicago (Downers Grove)
18.46 miles Element Critical CH1
Element Critical acquired the site in January 2019 from Sungard. The facility was previously known as SunGard Wood Dale (711).
18.48 miles Element Critical CH2
Element Critical acquired the site in January 2019 from Sungard. The facility was previously known as SunGard Wood Dale (341).
18.56 miles EdgeConneX CHI01
18.56 miles Edgeconnex Chicago Campus
The first Chicago site was leaked to the press in Oct 2016. Microsoft is expected to be the anchor tenant with the site supporting up to 25-30 MWs.
18.60 miles Cyxtera Elk Grove CH3
Cyxtera's CH3 Elk Grove site is across the street from the Digital Realty Chicago campus (former Dupont Fabros) and close to Equinix CH3.
18.66 miles Stream Chicago I
18.66 miles EdgeConneX CHI02
18.69 miles 2299 Busse (CH2) Digital Realty
18.76 miles Equinix Chicago CH3
18.85 miles Stream Chicago II
18.86 miles Rackspace Elk Grove ORD1
18.86 miles 2200 Busse Rd (CH1) DRT
18.88 miles Digital Elk Grove Village Campus
18.88 miles ColoCrossing CH1
18.88 miles ServerCentral CH1
18.98 miles 1450 E Devon Ave (CH3) DRT
19.35 miles Digital Fortress: Chicago Lombard
19.35 miles 360TCS-Lombard
19.37 miles STACK Chicago CHI01
19.43 miles Skybox Chicago I
19.47 miles STACK Chicago CHI02
19.55 miles CoreWeave: US Central ORD1
19.76 miles CenturyLink: Arlington Heights
19.77 miles CloudHQ Mount Prospect ORD3
19.83 miles Prime Elk Grove

Netrality Chicago: 717 S Wells Data Center Photos

6th Floor Meet Me Room
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Exterior from the Street

Row of Cabinets on Slab
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Empty Colo Cages Ready to be Filled
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717 MMR Racks
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Space inside Netrality interconnected colocation facility at 717 South Wells Chicago
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Space inside Netrality interconnected colocation facility at 717 South Wells Chicago

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Previously know as Amerimar Enterprises, Netrality Properties owns and operates strategic interconnected data centers and Meet Me Rooms, providing a mix of colocation, powered shell and wholesale data center solutions driven by fiber-dense, network-rich interconnection environments.

Netrality Properties today has six strategic network interconnection properties in five markets: 210 North Tucker and 900 Walnut in St. Louis, 1102 Grand in Kansas City, 717 South Wells in Chicago, 1301 Fannin in Houston and 401 North Broad in Philadelphia.

9 Facilities Owned
15 Markets Served
41.2 Megawatts
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netrality_717_mmr_trifold_8_5x11-old-pdf December 2016

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netrality_chicago-brochure_042318-pdf April 2018

PDF datasheet