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The IBM
IBM
SOMERS OFFICE COMPLEX is a complex of five office buildings owned and occupied by IBM
IBM
in Somers , New York , United States
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
IBM
corporation.

Begun in 1984, the modernist 1,200,000-square-foot (110,000 m2) complex has been described as a "futuristic fortress".

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 Somers Songsters

* 2 Layout * 3 Awards * 4 See also * 5 References

HISTORY

View from plaza

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 a business fixture in the Somers area.

On September 29, 2016, IBM
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.

SOMERS SONGSTERS

In 2003, Somers Songsters recorded the " IBM
IBM
One Hundred Percent Club" song, to the tune of "I've Been Working On The Railroad", for the archives at the Somers complex as part of the IBM
IBM
music reference room effort.

LAYOUT

USGS satellite view

Approximately 2,000 employees in Global Services, Software, and the Systems and Technology Group occupy 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.

AWARDS

In 1990 the Somers complex staff was given IEEE
IEEE
Corporate Innovation Recognition "For the development of the multilayer ceramic thermal conduction module for high performance computers."

SEE ALSO

* Thomas J. Watson Research Center

REFERENCES

* ^ " IBM
IBM
Office Building Complex". Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Retrieved 2009-06-28. * ^ A B Morgan, Timothy (2003-09-22). "It\'s Time for an iSeries BladeCenter". IT Jungle. Guild Companies. Retrieved 2008-08-31. * ^ Oser, Alan (1983-07-10). "Somers Complex Adapts to Times". NYT. Retrieved 2008-08-31. * ^ A B Steinberg, Jacques (1992-12-17). "At an I.B.M. Complex, Fear and Disbelief". NYT. Retrieved 2008-08-31. * ^ A B Foderaro, Lisa (1989-12-05). "Town Copes With Growth And Trouble It Can Bring". NYT. Retrieved 2008-08-31. * ^ McCain, Mark (1987-07-12). "Commercial Property: Westchester Offices; 20% Vacancy Casts a Pall in Once-Booming Suburb". NYT. Retrieved 2008-08-31. * ^ Foderaro, Lisa (1989-04-05). "To many in North Salem, Skyglow Has No Romance". NYT. Retrieved 2008-08-31. * ^ Auchterlonie, Tom (2016-11-07). " IBM
IBM
Sells Somers Campus For $31.75 Million". * ^ " IBM
IBM
One Hundred Percent Club". IBM. 2003-04-28. Retrieved 2008-08-31. * ^ "Possible job cuts at IBM\'s Sommers campus". Westchester County Business Journal. 1999-10-18. Retrieved 2008-08-31. * ^ Lammers, David (1999-07-30). " IBM
IBM
sets its sights on communications silicon". United Business Media. Retrieved 2008-08-31. * ^ " IEEE
IEEE
Corporate Innovation Recognition Recipients". IEEE. Retrieved 2008-08-31.

* v * t * e

IBM
IBM

HISTORY

* History of IBM
IBM
* Mergers and acquisitions * Think (motto) * Operating Systems

PRODUCTS

* Cell microprocessor * Mainframe * Personal Computer * IBM
IBM
Power Systems * Information Management Software * Lotus Software
Lotus Software
* Rational Software * SPSS * ILOG * Tivoli Software : Service Automation Manager * WebSphere * alphaWorks * Criminal Reduction Utilising Statistical History * Mashup Center * PureQuery * Redbooks * FlashSystem * Fortran * Connections

BUSINESS ENTITIES

* Center for The Business of Government * Cloud computing * Global Services * International subsidiaries * jStart * Kenexa * Research * The Weather Company

FACILITIES

* Towers

* 1250 René-Lévesque, Montreal, QC * One Atlantic Center, Atlanta, GA

* Software Labs

* Rome Software Lab * Toronto Software Lab

* IBM
IBM
Buildings

* 330 North Wabash, Chicago, IL * Johannesburg * Seattle

* Research Labs

* Africa * Almaden * Austin Laboratory * Australia * Brazil * China Laboratory * Haifa Laboratory * India Laboratory * Ireland * Thomas J. Watson Center, New York * Tokyo * Zurich Laboratory

* Facilities

* Hakozaki Facility * Yamato Facility

* Cambridge Scientific Center * IBM
IBM
Hursley * Canada Head Office Building * IBM
IBM
Rochester * Somers Office Complex

INITIATIVES

* Academy of Technology * Centers for Advanced Studies : CASCON * Deep Thunder * IBM
IBM
Fellow * Pulse conference * The Great Mind Challenge * DeveloperWorks : Develothon
Develothon
* Linux Technology Center * IBM
IBM
Virtual Universe Community * Smarter Planet
Smarter Planet
* World Community Grid

INVENTIONS

* Automated teller machine
Automated teller machine
* Electronic keypunch * Hard disk drive * Floppy disk
Floppy disk
* DRAM
DRAM
* Relational model * Selectric typewriter * Financial swaps * Universal Product Code * Magnetic stripe card
Magnetic stripe card
* Sabre airline reservation system * Scanning tunneling microscope

TERMINOLOGY

* Globally Integrated Enterprise * Commercial Processing Workload * Consumability * Technology dividend * e-business

CEOS

* Thomas J. Watson (1914–1956) * Thomas Watson Jr. (1956–1971) * T. Vincent Learson (1971–1973) *