The world's coolest data centers

Data centers gobble up energy and generate heat, but here are some data centers that try to do it with their own flair

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Lakeside Technology Center, Chicago: Formerly the printing facility for the Sears catalogue, this building has been converted to a 1.1 million square foot data center. The reinforced floors, tall ceilings and high-capacity air ducts needed to accommodate printing presses proved suitable for data center equipment and cooling needs as well. Now a telecom hotel leased to Equinix and Global Center, the building has room for 210,000 computer servers and stores 300,000 gallons of fuel to for backup generators.

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