FourFourtyFour building expected to bring 5G speeds to guests and tenants.
Wireless solutions provider Connectivity Wireless recently announced its partnership with Coretrust Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private real estate operating company. Together, the companies will turn Coretrust’s FourFortyFour South Flower tower in downtown Los Angeles into a smart building. The project will complete Coretrust Capital Partners’ $35 million renovation at FourFortyFour South Flower, which it purchased in December 2016.
When the project is finished, FourFortyFour South Flower will comprise state-of-the art 5G technology that will provide tenants and guests alike the fastest Internet speeds possible and complete cellular coverage.
“Encircling the building like a string of pearls, the new technology ensures uninterrupted cell calls throughout the building from the underground parking garage to our outdoor plazas, restaurants and stores, even the elevators,” Coretrust Managing Principal Thomas Ricci said in a statement. “Furthermore, the Internet speeds are lightning fast and can carry any size document, video or portfolio that tenants may need to send or receive. Even large-scale architectural drawings can be sent in seconds.”
The distributed antenna system (DAS) contains 317 multi-band antennas and 20 software defined remotes for fiber optic connectivity in order to cover the 1.2 million square feet of the 48-story tower. The new technology will enhance tenant and guests’ cell phone calls, regardless of the carrier network, and won’t be affected by volume or be dependent on nearby cell towers. The country’s major carriers are currently online, and Connectivity Wireless is continuing to pursue additional carriers.
“Downtown Los Angeles tenants from law firms to technology creators deserve the fastest and most reliable cellular and Internet coverage available,” Ricci said. “We are pleased to partner with Connectivity Wireless, the top firm in this critical field, to make our building totally connected in this ‘Internet of Things’ generation.”
Coretrust’s has already brought a number of workspace and wellness innovations to FourFortyFour including a fresh air terrace hacked from the building’s curtain wall, aromatherapy, pioneering soundscapes, a world class art collection, atriums and plazas, restaurants and fitness center. A 12,000 square foot, conference center that features the new smart building technology opens next month.
“Coretrust is forward thinking in its approach to tenant services and deploying this new technology puts FourFortyFour at the forefront of the trend to smart buildings,” Connectivity Wireless Solutions Chief Revenue Officer Thom Antonopoulos said in a statement.
Antonopoulos also acknowledged that studies show early adopters of technology benefit the most from it. “This system is definitely a competitive edge for the property,” he said.