Iron Mountain’s National Data Center
For those who work in office settings, this insignia should be quite familiar as it is normally located on the boxes used to store file folders. The elusive company, Iron Mountain, secretly operates the American National Data Center. Carved 60 meters underground into what once was a limestone mine, it houses an underground water basin. This lake isn’t for swimming or leisure, it’s there to cool the extensive and complicated data systems which operate the Data center. Another interesting fact is that Room 48 (a facility within this complex), is used to detect conditions of geothermal activity, which stabilizes the area to keep electronic documents. Would you believe that remains of Flight 93 is found there, in addition to a few of Bill Gates’ private photos? The importance of this facility, restricts any regular person from entering. Entering without permission could quickly become an issue of American National Security.