LOS ANGELS–The rapid expansion of the data center sector in the past two years has largely been a horizontal endeavor—with industry players seeking large tracts of undeveloped land for one- or two-story hyperscale facilities that encompass more than 400,000 square feet.

A redevelopment disclosed this week in Los Angeles may be a sign that data centers increasingly will expand vertically as well as horizontally.

San Francisco-based Digital Realty has filed plans to convert a five-story parking garage in Downtown Los Angeles into a 13-story, 486K SF facility that will primarily be used as a data center, Urbanize Los Angeles reported.

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