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National Trivia Day

Posted by:  Kimmel Center on January 04, 2017

In honor of National Trivia Day, we’re showcasing a few facts about the Kimmel Center building you may not know!

Below are our ingredients for building the perfect Kimmel Center building:

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29,054 total cubic yards of concrete (equivalent to 92 miles of 5-foot wide          sidewalk)

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317,000 masonry blocks

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3,700 total tons of structural steel

2,281 tonnage of rebar (reinforcing steel bars)

61,048 linear feet of structural steel tubing supporting the glass roof

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1,400 tons of steel in the arches supporting the glass end walls

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156,677 square feet (3.6 acres) of glass glazing

660 tons of weights holding glass end walls

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9,300 gallons (860,000 square feet) of paint

594 doors

2.5 miles (13,184 linear feet) of handrails

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14 elevators

144 bathroom fixtures (86 for women and 58 for men)

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