Structure Type: built works - industrial buildings - warehouses

Designers: Turner Construction Company (firm); Henry Chandlee Turner (building contractor/civil engineer)

Dates: [unspecified]

Quincy, WA

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This 470,000 square foot facility housed computer equipment used by Microsoft for its Internet operations. 75 employees worked in the nondescript concrete building that opened 03/27/2007. This building was to be the first of six buildings on the 75-acre site. Turner Construction had erected the first building and started a second by mid-March 2007. 400 electricians worked on this project at one point. A similar $550 million Microsoft Data Center was planned for San Antonio, TX, to have been built by Turner.

Microsoft, Yahoo,, Intuit, and other high-tech companies flooded central Washington to take advantage of the low cost of power and inexpensive land prices. Additionally, the public utility district installed fiber-optic cabling in Quincy, WA, that made it more attractive to these Internet based businesses.

PCAD id: 9151