Market Post Tower

Market Post Tower

Market Post Tower, also known as the Gold Building, is a 15 story, 313,718-square-foot (29,145.4 m2) building in downtown San Jose, California. Built in 1985, Market Post Tower was designed to provide a mix of office and retail space. When first built, the building was controversial due to its glass exterior, which produced high light and heat reflection. [1] In its early years, the owners struggled financially with the property and were forced to put it up for sale in 1987. [2][3] While the intended tenants did not materialize, the building proved popular with telecom carriers as an Internet exchange center, such as MAE-West, and it is often referred to as "the world's best known Internet centre point." [4]

Market Post Tower remains mixed-use, comprising office, telecom, and retail space, but it is perhaps most well known for its use by internet network service, peering, and colocation providers. The building was purchased in 2000 by The Carlyle Group, which further enhanced the building's network infrastructure, and now advertises it as a "multi-tenant carrier neutral telecom facility." The Bay Area data center is currently managed by CoreSite, a Denver-based provider of wholesale data centers, colocation and peering. CoreSite currently handles the tenant leases within the building.[citation needed]

San Jose's first public nude sculpture is located at the Market Post Building. [5]

The building is located at 55 S Market Street, at the corner of Post Street.

References and external links

  1. ^ "City's Hot New Building Glass Reflects Heat and Light, Stirs Dispute". San Jose Mercury News. August 29, 1985. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=SJ&s_site=mercurynews&p_multi=SJ&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB7269D14F3D633&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. 
  2. ^ "Gold Building Ends Up On the Block". San Jose Mercury News. July 25, 1987. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=SJ&s_site=mercurynews&p_multi=SJ&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB72C19789312EA&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. 
  3. ^ "Owners of Gold Building File for Chapter 11". San Jose Mercury News. July 30, 1987. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=SJ&s_site=mercurynews&p_multi=SJ&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB72C1F0C551923&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. 
  4. ^ "Southern Cross Cable Network commissions third US access point". The Age. August 19 2002. http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/08/19/1029114069316.html. 
  5. ^ "Statuesque Bronze Beauty Unveiled". San Jose Mercury News. September 20, 1986. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=SJ&s_site=mercurynews&p_multi=SJ&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB7295587C59B45&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. 


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