IBM Somers Office Complex
The IBM Somers Office Complex is a complex of five office buildings formerly owned and occupied by IBM in Somers, New York, United States. Situated on a 730-acre (3.0 km2) campus, I. M. Pei designed pyramid of glass structures house regional headquarters for the IBM corporation.
|IBM Somers Office Complex|
|Construction started||July 1984|
|Other dimensions||750 acres (3.0 km2; 1.17 sq mi)|
|Floor area||1,200,000 square feet (110,000 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||I. M. Pei|
|Architecture firm||Pei Cobb Freed & Partners|
Begun in 1984, the modernist 1,200,000-square-foot (110,000 m2) complex has been described as a "futuristic fortress".
The complex was originally conceived in 1983 following the successful approval of a PepsiCo corporate campus nearby. Constructed between 1984 and 1989, the $55 million complex allowed consolidation of 3,000 employees previously spread among several facilities in the surrounding area. The complex has overcome initial complaints over excessive water usage and light pollution to become a business fixture in the Somers area.
On September 29, 2016, IBM sold the property to a company called 294 Route 100, LLC (the address of the property) for $31.75M. The transaction was recorded on October 18, 2016. At the time of sale, the property was assessed with a full value of $122,150,943 and taxable value of $16,185,000.
On September 20, 2018, Sebastian Capital, what is considered the "landlord" of the place, held a special meeting with the town of Somers Board on approving a plan to renovate the campus into a boarding school. Developer Tim DeScripo says that if the academy be put into real life, it could be "one of the most important and relevant schools in the country and the world."
Approximately 2,000 employees in Global Services, Software, and the Systems and Technology Groupoccupy 1,200,000 square feet (110,000 m2) of office space in 730 acres (3.0 km2) hilltop campus consisting of four triangle-shaped main buildings and a central service building, each topped with a glass pyramid.
In 1990 the Somers complex staff was given IEEE Corporate Innovation Recognition "For the development of the multilayer ceramic thermal conduction module for high performance computers."
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