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An Office Space Ahead Of Its Time

An Office Space Ahead Of Its Time
The lobby of 2 Gateway Center in Newark, N.J.

Companies across all sectors require the same infrastructure and conveniences to stay competitive. But not all buildings are constructed with those needs in mind. This can present a problem for owners of older buildings, whose properties often require a renovation to stay relevant in current market conditions.

The space occupied by office tenants has been transformed. From high-speed internet access and open floor plans to offices located close to both transit lines and entertainment, the list of must-haves for the modern-day company has evolved from what it was a few years ago. 

In the heart of Newark, 2 Gateway stands out as an exception. The building, built and designed as the Northeast Regional HQ for AT&T’s Western Electric and consistently upgraded throughout the 2000s, was developed with specifications coveted by today’s tenants. While speculative office development might spend millions in an effort to create structures with superior infrastructure, 2 Gateway is already fully equipped with the necessities leasing decision-makers are seeking.

One feature is a Walker duct system. A network of conduits for electrical and fiber optic routes hidden in concrete slabs below the office floor allow for maximum efficiency and flexibility throughout the space without having to make significant changes to the structure. Walls can be created or moved without disrupting access to the essentials, like electricity and internet. This feature makes it possible for a number of different office configurations, including popular open workspace environments.

Architectural features like the Walker duct system are why more companies are seeking buildings like 2 Gateway. The building can support a large, flexible workforce with high-end technological requirements for either an HQ location or major secondary outpost. The building remains a tech pioneer in Newark’s commercial real estate market, attracting companies across multiple sectors, including architecture, engineering and fintech.

An Office Space Ahead Of Its Time
2 Gateway Center in Newark, N.J.

The building’s mechanical and electrical systems are also capable of accommodating the tech demands created by the configurations of today’s tenants and offer the expansive and customizable floor plates of a Class-A suburban office park in an urban location.

The building is also prepared to handle the technology demands of today’s companies. 2 Gateway sits directly above a dense fiber optic cable network that runs along the Eastern Seaboard and was one of the first buildings in the city to tap into this network. It was the first building in New Jersey to achieve Wired Certified Platinum designation by WiredScore, indicating superior connectivity and technological capabilities. 

Tenants of 2 Gateway also have access to a fast internet connection offered by Newark Fiber at a competitive price. 

2 Gateway connectivity goes beyond fast internet speeds. The building is connected to Newark Penn Station, New Jersey’s largest transportation hub. Commuters have direct access to NJ TRANSIT, PATH trains and links to the Northeast corridor Amtrak line via a pedestrian pathway. Commuters can get from Manhattan to Newark Penn Station in under 20 minutes. 

Designed as a headquarters, 2 Gateway continues to meet the increasing demand for reliable infrastructure and digital connectivity sought by innovative businesses.

This feature was produced in collaboration between Bisnow Branded Content and 2 Gateway Center. Bisnow news staff was not involved in the production of this content.