Largest flagpole in Chicago region, second largest in Indiana, now sits beside new, high-tech facility.
HAMMOND, IN – November 23, 2020 – After a construction period filled with numerous innovative highlights, the new Digital Crossroad (DX) data center in Hammond, IN now boasts another unique feature: the largest flagpole in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana region.
The new 164-foot-tall flagpole ranks among the top 10 tallest flagpoles in the United States, according to DX officials. It was selected to honor U.S. veterans and symbolize the achievements made throughout the transformative project.
“This entire project shows the heights that can be reached when we work together,” said Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. “The City of Hammond is proud of Digital Crossroad, and proud of our local and state partners that helped complete this fantastic project along our shoreline.”
“It took a lot of hard work involving people from lots of different organizations to bring this project to life. What was once an unused industrial site is now an advanced-facility with many progressive features, and we just wanted to thank everyone by raising a flag – high – for all their hard work and effort,” said Thomas P. Dakich, managing member with DX.
The first phase of the Digital Crossroad campus, DX-1, is fully operational and comprises a 105,000-square-foot, 20 MegaWatt (MW) data center on 15 acres with dedicated dark fiber access to hundreds of telecommunication carriers and cloud on-ramps. The campus is an adaptive reuse development of the former State Line Generating Plant and will eventually support more than 1.7 million square feet and 100MW of data center capacity. In addition, the campus will feature a tech incubator located in the Archway building, which served as office space for Thomas Edison, and a smart greenhouse, which is being developed in partnership with Purdue University Northwest to recycle waste heat from the data center.
About Digital Crossroad
Digital Crossroad is a wholesale data center development firm comprised of proven industry veterans who are committed to delivering sustainable data center solutions that reduce environmental impact and cost. To learn more, please visit digitalcrossroad.com.