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Grandview Hotel aka The Virtual Building (former home of COL) sold

2022-03-29 by: Billy
From: Billy 
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For those not on Facebook:

https://www.chattanoogan.com/2022/3/24/445852/1908-Grandview-Hotel-On-Main-S=
treet.aspx

Some folks may remember.

Here=E2=80=99s some nice pictures:

http://sentinelcommercial.com/listings/former-e-main-street-norfolk-southern=
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I spent a lot of time there in my early years, even worked over the night an=
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A developer said it will be converted for 16 residential units.

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=============================================================== From: Tia Lobo ------------------------------------------------------ "It was later used for an Internet operation." Barely even a footnote! -=3D--=3D---=3D----=3D----=3D---=3D--=3D-=3D--=3D---=3D----=3D---=3D--=3D-= =3D- Erica Wolf (she/her) n-Street.aspx ern-property/

=============================================================== From: Billy ------------------------------------------------------ I know, right? We were an internet PIONEER! A fulcrum! One could say=E2=80=A6 we answered t= o a Higher Technology. --b =3D- n-Street.aspx ern-property/ and heard some=E2=80=A6 things. Was probably the wind=E2=80=A6

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ That's where I have worked for the last 4 years. Glad to be outta there!!!

=============================================================== From: Andrew Armstrong ------------------------------------------------------ I hope they don=E2=80=99t destroy that staircase upstairs. The lower one was= a nightmare but that upper one was a thing of beauty. Andrew Armstrong=20 to a Higher Technology. -=3D- in-Street.aspx hern-property/ t and heard some=E2=80=A6 things. Was probably the wind=E2=80=A6

=============================================================== From: Billy ------------------------------------------------------ Where? - At the grandview hotel building? - At the Chattanoogan? - At the Sentinel Commercial Realtor? - At the developer that bought the property? --b rote: ta there!!!=20 n-Street.aspx ern-property/ and heard some=E2=80=A6 things. Was probably the wind=E2=80=A6

=============================================================== From: "Jeffrey A. Wormsley" ------------------------------------------------------ Sounds like we'll need a new hooker cam! Worm (Jeff only sends nice messages) n-Street.aspx ern-property/

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ At the subject of your email. Aka 745 e. Main St tta t

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ actually... its still being used as an "internet operation" emims.mccright.com has been hosted there since... I think it was around 2011 when M&A bought the building then threw most of the co-los out. I was asked to pull our servers out of Airnet and set them up at 745. I think I remember seeing RFPs of that era mention our Tier 3(?) datacenter lol. Everyday I worked there I thought about Cheeburger Cheeburger.... d to a -=3D- in-Street.aspx hern-property/ t

=============================================================== From: Billy ------------------------------------------------------ I had no idea it was still in shape to be inhabited or used as a business. I gotta tell ya, that basement was sketchy when I remembered it. --b rote: nd 2011 when M&A bought the building then threw most of the co-los out. I w= as asked to pull our servers out of Airnet and set them up at 745. I thin= k I remember seeing RFPs of that era mention our Tier 3(?) datacenter lol. d to a Higher Technology. -=3D- ain-Street.aspx thern-property/ ht and heard some=E2=80=A6 things. Was probably the wind=E2=80=A6

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ The bottom floor was "renovated" back around early 2018, right before I came back to work there, like a moth to a flame. McLumberg moved mccright i.t. and his newly acquired money pit Teracomm into 745 early 2018. I have never been so scared as when that 100 year old building would shake as they were building the new apartments across the street. I've got pics of the basement... I'll send them to you when I find them... . ed to a =3D-=3D-

=============================================================== From: Mitch Tuck ------------------------------------------------------ Yeah that renovation was fun.=C2=A0 I had to go crawl around in that sketch= basement.=C2=A0 Calling it a basement is being generous.=C2=A0 It was a gl= orified crawl space.

=============================================================== From: Andrew Armstrong ------------------------------------------------------ 1/2 of the downstairs, the colo server side, was gutted and rebuilt around 2= 005 or 2006 which comprised of ripping the old floor and the floor joists ou= t, digging all the dirt and debris out (there was actually a concrete pad un= der there) and then putting in new columns and a new floor. It was pretty cr= azy. We had to hang the racks where the fiber and main Cisco routers were fr= om the ceiling and build a temporary structure around it so the old floor co= uld be torn out. The structure was a 2x room wrapped in heavy plastic suspen= ded by all thread so it could be raised and lowered an inch or so as needed.= We put a small AC unit in there and had to empty the humidity collector 3 t= imes a day. It was a wild few weeks but the new floor was awesome. The rest o= f the servers were moved into the other side. The floor was done 1/2 way and= a temp wall build to keep the dust down so the other 1/2 where the suspende= d room was could be finished.=20 Andrew Armstrong=20 ketch=3D as a gl=3D

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ I just now saw this email... it was hiding in my spam folder cool story. I always wondered what those long bars of all-thread were for. I assumed it was there to support/stabilze a heavy rack, I didnt know it was holding up an entire room! one time I went to THE bottom level... even lower than the lower level... I saw something in there that looked like a really old air compressor or a/c unit? or maybe it was a torture device of some sort. I dont think I took a picture, I just wanted to get the hell outta there I have lotsa pics, I will try to upload them soon. sorry for the delay, been kinda busy with the job hunting, lol On Wed, Mar 30, 2022 at 7:05 PM Andrew Armstrong wrote:

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ found my pix... enjoy http://s318813070.onlinehome.us/745EMain/ snag 'em while you can, I may be homeless next month and the site go down, lol On Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 6:20 PM Andrew Armstrong wrote: was a d to a -=3D- in-Street.aspx hern-property/ t

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Homeless? Did I miss something? *- Chad W. Smith* On Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 11:20 AM Ed King wrote: was a ed to a =3D-=3D- ain-Street.aspx thern-property/

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=============================================================== From: Michael Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks for sharing. A lot of good memories in that disaster. On Wed, Apr 20, 2022 at 11:20 PM Ed King wrote:

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ I'd say you could come work with me, Ed, but (a) I no longer work in IT, (b) the place I work doesn't pay a lot either, (c) I'm in China, and they're not letting Americans move here at the moment. Best of luck in your search. *- Chad W. Smith* On Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 8:05 PM Michael Harrison wrote:

=============================================================== From: Dustin Salter ------------------------------------------------------ WOW... Definitely a lot of firsts for me in that building. On Fri, Apr 22, 2022, 08:05 Michael Harrison wrote: