Toyota is best known for building cars and trucks but its new North American headquarters in Plano is a modern marvel itself.
The Dallas Morning News posted a fun by-the-numbers look at the new 2 million-square-foot headquarters, which opens in late April. Here are just a sampling, one number at a time:
- The site has 1,800 to 2,000 construction workers on site every day.
- It will be powered by a 7.75 megawatt solar power system.
- Workers have put in 4.6 million man hours into building the headquarters so far.
- There’s 17,000 tons of reinforced steel, roughly as much as needed for 1,7000 Dallas city buses.
- The glass exterior has more than 12 acres of glass, the equivalent of 49,925 Toyota Tacoma windshields.
- There’s 1,220 tons of Texas limestone, the equivalent weight of of 340 “Texas-built” 1794 Edition Toyota Tundra trucks..
- The headquarters cost an estimated $350 million.
“It’s the single biggest project we’ve ever done in a single phase,” Mike Rosamond, executive vice president of KDC, the commercial development firm that’s building the campus, told The News. “Toyota set a high-water mark for us.”
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