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One year out: Altoona outlet mall on schedule

Originally published by: Patt Johnson | The Des Moines Register

Des Moines metro’s newest shopping center will open in exactly one year — guaranteed.

The last load-bearing beam at the Outlets of Des Moines project in Altoona was put in place this week, which signals the project’s skeleton structure is in place. Workers have started enclosing three of the outlet’s planned nine buildings, said Mike Barelli, vice president of New England Development, the Boston-based company building the outlet mall. Continue reading…

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Facebook announces fourth expansion to Altoona Data Center

by Brice Towns, Altoona data center site manager
Used with permission from the Altoona Data Center Facebook page.

Just over a year ago, we announced our plans to expand the Altoona Data Center to three buildings. In that announcement, we spoke about the city of Altoona, state of Iowa, construction partners, and our employees all working at historic speeds and helping us scale. Today, it’s because of these partners and our employees that we can once again share our plans to build out our data center even further. But this time, with a cold storage facility. Continue reading…

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Webcam Provides Live View of Outlets of Des Moines Construction 

Market interest drives New England Development’s decision to share progress

The Des Moines region’s first outlet mall is also the first New England Development outlet project to stream its progress live on the web. The construction of Outlets of Des Moines, a 300,000 square foot development to feature major-label outlet stores and restaurants, may now be followed by clicking here. Continue reading…

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Outlets of Des Moines Takes Shape as Steel Erection Work Begins

August progress shows construction on schedule

The Des Moines region’s first outlet mall is now clearly visible from Interstate 80 and Highway 65 as construction crews erect steel at Outlets of Des Moines a New England Development project. The construction at Outlets of Des Moines will support approximately 500 jobs. Crews are approximately halfway through pouring foundations for the center’s nine buildings, and steel erection for two of the buildings is underway.  Continue reading…