When you look at a construction site, it’s easy to let your mind wander into questions like… How many pounds of concrete? How many tiles on the walls? How many miles of cables, pipes, or wires? How many people does it take? The list is endless, and includes a seemingly infinite amount of details that may not even occur to you. So take a look at the photos below, and let your imagination run away with you. The first image is the construction site as of December 2012. In order to build the final Museum you see in the second photo, opening in 2015, imagine all the things it will take. Here are a few numbers to get you started. There are:
- 1,100 construction documents drawings
- 5,000 pages of construction documents technical specifications
- half a million 3-inch round porcelain tiles on the exterior of the “Living Core” part of the building
- almost 7,000 cubic yards of concrete in the foundation. What does that mean? If you put that much concrete on the basketball court of the American Airlines Arena, it would be a block of concrete almost 4o-feet high. Or if you would rather, with that amount of concrete, you could pave a mile of Biscayne Boulevard.
What are some of the other things you would you like to know?
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