|The Westin Building Exchange|
|Alternative names||Westin Corporate Tower|
|Location||2001 Sixth Avenue
|Roof||124.67 m (409.0 ft)|
|Floor area||386,103 sq ft (35,870.1 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Main contractor||Hoffman Construction|
The Westin Building Exchange is a major telecommunications hub and carrier hotel facility located in downtown Seattle, Washington. The building got its name from the Westin hotel that made its home there when the building was first completed. It is also home to the Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX) and Pacific Northwest Gigapop's Pacific Wave Exchange.
The facility has a pair of "Meet-me Rooms" on the 19th floor, which are used by telecommunication carriers and internet service providers to cross-connect their individual networks. These carriers situate their POPs within racks spread throughout the building utilizing optical fiber cabling back to the meet-me room thereby facilitating interconnection with other carriers' infrastructure within the building. The Westin Building's meet-me room is the heart of the facility, where buyers and sellers of broadband services offer interconnectivity to their backbones and diverse services without the need to utilize telephone company provided interconnections.
Tenants in the Westin Building Exchange who sell colocation and cloud services include Sabey Data Centers, Green House Data, and Apvio, Inc. National data center service provider Equinix is located adjacent to the building.
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- Rawlson King. "Meet-Me Rooms Provide Cheap Carrier Cross-Connects". The Web Host Review.