This building – Prudential Insurance – is about 5 1/2 miles from AT&T’s South Jersey consolidated R&D center in Middletown, where a lot of the CallVantage product work takes place. It’s also about 3 1/2 miles from the old AT&T Holmdel lab. The Holmdel lab went to Lucent when AT&T split up. That building, parking lot, and access roads had a distinct look and is easily spottable on satellite maps of the area.
Regular reader Jake files this citizen report on Vonage’s new headquarters.
The old AT&T Holmdel building probably housed around 5,000 people at one time. The AT&T Middletown (to become SBC Middletown?) building was built up as a state of the art facility with private offices for all, group kitchens, and tons of collaboration space. It had numerous service facilities to compete with the excesses of the dot.com niceties. Sadly, one of the characteristics of both Holmdel and Middletown these days is the ease of finding a parking space, the hollow sound of the corridors, and the no-waiting Aramark lunch rooms.