By: Dennis Huspeni, Denver Business Journal

The deals today involve groundbreakings for new developments or expansions. Do we ever get tired of cranes swooping down on metro Denver?

First up, Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) on Tuesday broke ground on an $85 million expansion of its National Data Center West, 11011 E. Peakview Drive, Centennial.

The project will “support the equipment necessary to deliver digital services for Time Warner Cable’s core residential and business products,” according to the company. It’s one of the cable giant’s two data centers nationwide. It has some 15 million subscribers.

Construction on the new facility, which is expected to earn a LEED silver rating for sustainability, is expected to continue though 2014. It’s expected to open in January 2015. TWC officials estimate it will hire about 400 new employees to work in the expanding space, generating “more than $11 million” in local income.