This week, you’ll start seeing the superstructure, or that part of the building that rises above the foundations, go up – first with the steel structure and then with concrete. By the end of April, the entire teaching and learning center will have taken shape.
A few fun facts about how much steel and concrete are being used in the building:
- The contractor will use 1,437 pieces of steel weighing more than 1,067 tons, or the equivalent of 164 African bush elephants.
- Approximately 5,027 cubic yards of concrete will be used – that’s enough concrete to build a 5-foot-wide sidewalk from Barnard College to the Brooklyn Bridge and back.