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Photo Gallery: Google's Scenic Oregon Data Center

One of Google's newest data centers is nestled among the mountains, canyons, and waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge.




The main administrative building at Google's data center in The Dalles, Ore., sits on the banks of the Columbia River.

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Surrounding hills rise above Google's facility.

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The hydroelectric dam on the Columbia River in The Dalles, Ore., was constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s. Electricity generated by the dam powers Google's nearby data center.

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Another view of The Dalles dam.

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Platforms used by Native American fishermen, upriver from Google's data center.

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Another Native American fishing platform on the Columbia River.

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Bicyclists stop to peer through the fence of Google's data center compound.

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The power grid that feeds Google's data center.

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One of two data center buildings with cooling towers at the Google facility.

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A decorative mural along the walking path that runs adjacent to Google's complex.

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Another view of Google data center. Note the basket for playing Frisbee golf.

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Sign warns drivers to yield to pedestrians and scooters.

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Entertainment area outside of Google's administrative building.

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Pedestrian on walkway that runs along the Columbia River and past Google's data center facility.

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Another look at the power grid outside Google's data center complex.

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One of Google's neighbors in the area is an asphalt company.

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From a distance, you can see two Google data centers within the complex. Columbia River is to the right.

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Google's neighbors in the Port of The Dalles include a county jail, a dog shelter, and manufacturing plants.

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