What an incredibly fascinating video about image archiving. The Corbis-Bettmann Archives sits inside a former limestone mine in Pennsylvania. The site is known as Iron Mountain and it houses a number of other archiving and storage needs for companies around the world (the company also specializes in data destruction in case you don't need something saved forever).
The location, inside a mountain and underground, reminds me a lot of Kraft's Springfield Underground facility where the Kraft company stores excess cheese and other product. The New Yorker did a wonderful piece about Iron Mountain back in 2013 talking about the facilities "spookiness" and silent operation and how Iron Mountain actually housed fallout shelters for VIPs in case certain people needed to hide out and be protected. Weird!
But back to this original video above! The Carnegie Museum of Art commissioned this video piece to show just how Corbis maintains the Bettmann archives. I would love to visit this place -- if that's even allowed.