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INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 -- Facts about the massive construction project at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to prepare the facility for the inaugural SAP United States Grand Prix on Sept. 22-24: Pagoda Tower & Race ...

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 -- Facts about the massive construction project at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to prepare the facility for the inaugural SAP United States Grand Prix on Sept. 22-24:

Pagoda Tower & Race Control ·Consists of 10 levels in the tower, two levels in race control.
·Overall Pagoda height is 199 feet (60.65 meters), from ground to top of flagpole. Height of Pagoda structure is 153 feet (46.63 meters), from ground to roof.
·65,000 square feet (6,039 square meters) total area.
·6,100 cubic yards of concrete.
·1,170 tons (1,189 metric tonnes) of steel was used.
·19,500 square feet (1,812 square meters) of glass.
·17,855 square feet (1,659 square meters) of translucent panel that is outside the balcony levels surrounding the Tower.
·6,050 square feet (562 square meters) of composite panel.

Formula One Garages/Suites
·Approximately 82,782 square feet (7,691 square meters) in each of the three buildings.
·300 tons (305 metric tonnes) of structural steel overall.
·650 tons (660 metric tonnes) of rebar steel overall.
·6,250 cubic yards of concrete overall.
·11,765 square feet (1,093 square meters) of glass overall.
·7,350 square feet (683 square meters) of composite panel overall, which is the metal surrounding the door entrances to each of the suites.

Media Center
·47,613 square feet (4,423 square meters) total on four levels.
·700 tons (711 metric tonnes) of structural steel.
·120 tons (122 metric tonnes) of rebar steel.
·2,380 cubic yards of concrete.
·14,750 square feet (1,370 square meters) of glass.
·@4,830 square feet (449 square meters) of composite panel.

Legends Row
·18,000 square feet (1,672 square meters) total area in two-story wings; steel frame with masonry exterior.

South Compound
·8,500 square feet (790 square meters) total area, load bearing masonry and steel frame.
·300 square feet (28 square meters) of glass.

Miscellaneous


*There are 10 miles (16 km) of speaker wire installed in the entire project.
·Each pane of glass in the Garage/Suite, Tower, Race Control and Media Center weighs 760 pounds (345 kg) and is 1 inch (2.54 cm) thick.
·A total of 88 garage doors were installed: 73 in the Garages/Suites, nine in the South Compound, one each in the upper and lower level of the Media Center, four in the Tower.
·There are 110 miles (177 km) of data cable and wire laid in the entire project. If you laid the cable and wire end to end, it would reach Vincennes, Ind., to the southwest; Fort Wayne, Ind., to the northeast; Louisville, Ky., to the south; and Dayton, Ohio to the east.
·There were 21,200 tons (21,539 metric tonnes) of asphalt used in paving of the new infield sections of the 2.606-mile road course.
·There are 10,800 tons (8,128 metric tonnes) of gravel in the run-off areas of the 2.606-mile road course.
·There are 22 miles (36.2 km) of cable used in the new sections of catch fencing on the 2.606-mile road course.
·There were 44,000 passenger-car tires used in the installation of 1.82 miles of tire barriers on the road course.
·The tire barriers are assembled with 500,000 pieces of hardware and 28 miles of galvanized steel cable.
·The temporary concrete barriers around the road course consist of 344 cubic yards of concrete.
·There are 2.36 miles of triple-height Armco-type guardrail.

Sources: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Engineering, Bovis Lend Lease, Inc.

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