Downtown office complexes named to elite list of wired buildings


McConnell Johnson Real Estate and WiredScore announced the first certified properties in the state of Delaware.

Two office towers in Wilmington’s downtown, 1201 and 1313 North Market Street—have now joined the more than 1,700 Wired Certified buildings worldwide.

The designation was assigned upon review of the buildings’ connectivity, technological infrastructure and readiness to adapt to emerging technologies. Both of the North Market Street office towers achieved the certification’s highest level which is Wired Certified Platinum.

The Empire State Building, Willis Tower in Chicago, and the Shard in London are some of the world-class properties that have achieved this recognition.

The two Wilmington billions have nearly one million rentable square feet of leasable space.

These properties benefit from an investment in fiber-optic expansion in the State of Delaware and the private sector to help accelerate deployment of key fiber-optic routes.

The combined investment has created a dense fiber-optic network in Delaware with 1201 & 1313 North Market Street acting as a key HUB site with access to domestic US routes and trans-Atlantic cable landing points on the east coast.

The establishment of a hub for carrier routes at 1201 North Market St allows for fiber-optic connectivity to a broad range of key markets as well as significant local and regional connectivity.

In addition to more than 250 fiber miles in the State of Delaware and extensive reach in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties. 1201 N Market also acts as a regional hub for connectivity to approximately 2,000 miles of fiber in bordering PA and NJ as well as areas to the south and west.

“The WiredScore Platinumindependent certifications for 1201 and 1313 creates better transparency for those tenants that are dependent on the digital economy for future growth,” saidScottJohnson, partner of McConnell Johnson Real Estate.

“We’ve now clearly entered a time in which an uninterrupted digital experience has become non-negotiable for office tenants to feel empowered and productive,” said Arie Barendrecht, CEO and founder of WiredScore. “As the first properties in the state of Delaware to pursue and earn Wired Certification, 1201 and 1313 North Market Street stand out as forward-thinking properties in the region and can clearly demonstrate a commitment to digital connectivity.”

McConnell Johnson Real Estate has commercial and industrial properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

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