Buildings Who's Who - Sprint, Kansas City, MO

Aug. 7, 2001
By third-quarter 2002, 14,500 Kansas City-based employees will occupy 20 buildings on a new high-tech headquarters campus.

Sprint, a global communications company, built and operates the United States' first nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network and is a leader in advanced data communications services - integrating long-distance, local, and wireless communications services - and a large carrier of Internet traffic.

With annual revenues of more than $23 billion and serving more than 20 million business and residential customers, Sprint has more than 81,000 employees nationwide. Founded in 1899 as the Brown Telephone Co., the organization maintains its world headquarters in Kansas City, where big corporate facilities changes are taking place.

By third-quarter 2002, 14,500 Kansas City-based employees will occupy 20 buildings on a new high-tech headquarters campus. The campus, which is about 50-percent complete with 10 of the buildings now occupied, consolidates about 14,000 Sprint workers under one "roof" from various locations throughout greater Kansas City. In total, Sprint operates more than 24 million square feet of space in 1,670 global locations.

Technology has spurred Sprint's rapid expansion plans beyond Kansas City. In March, the company opened the first two of its new Sprint E|Solutons Internet centers in New York City and Boston. The 106,000-square-foot New York City Sprint E|Solutions Internet Center is the first of nine expansion Internet centers planned to open by the end of this year, further expanding Sprint's ability to meet increasing customer demand. Housed in the shadows of Fenway Park, the 70,000-square-foot Boston Internet Center will offer Sprint's customers application and Web hosting support, collocation, monitor and report performance, and IT professional services.

Sprint has plans for a total of 18 Sprint E|Solutions Internet Centers to be constructed and fully operational by the end of 2002 in such other cities as Atlanta, Dallas, Kansas City, MO, Los Angeles, San Jose, CA, Seattle, and Washington, D.C, as well as global locations in Europe and Asia.

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