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Facts and Statistics

See below for some interesting facts about the construction process for the Perelman Center of Advanced Medicine – a state-of-the-art, 500,000 square foot facility. Additional statistics are also available about recycling the convention center.


(Phase 1*)

(Phase 2*)



Copper Wire

1,600,000 ft

200,000 ft

1,800,000 lf

265 miles – 2 round trips from Phila. to Atlantic City

Phone & Security Conduit

266,000 ft

50,000 ft

316,000 lf

60 miles – the distance from Phila. to Allentown


467,000 ft

25,000 ft

494,000 lf

95 miles – the length of 1,646 football fields


4,500 tons

750 tons

5,250 tons

Equivalent to 3,500 mid-size cars


29,000 cy

14,000 cy

43,000 cy

170 miles of 4-feet wide sidewalk

Lead Blocks for
Radiation Shielding

1,000,000 lbs

1,000,000 lbs

Equivalent to 5,882 people (avg 170 lbs/pp)

Earth Removed

180,000 cy

20,000 cy

200,000 cy

Equivalent to 500 house basements

Rock Removed

20,000 cy

3,000 cy

23,000 cy

Could fill 1,060 bushels

Recycled Materials

18038.94 tons

Weight equivalent to 2,975 elephants

*Phase 1 of the Perelman Center includes construction of cancer, cardiology and outpatient service areas. Phase 2 includes construction of the Roberts Proton Therapy Center.


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