Airplane crashing into Atlanta-NAP

Andrew Partan writes:

Most telco infrastructure is in some j-random building someplace.

Most Telco infrastructure is, in fact, in specially designed
windowless buildings which used to come in several standard
designs. Here in New York City, there is one major exception to this
-- 60 Hudson which is a major intercarrier locus is the old western
union building. However, thats (as I said) unusual -- most of the
switching centers in New York are windowless skyscrapers with concrete
outside walls.

Old AT&T had *very* strict standards on the construction and setting
of these buildings -- the so-called NEBS standards, I
remember. Engineering and Ops in the Bell System should have a chapter
on it.