Who Knew WashU? 11.7.17

Question: Massive amounts of dirt were excavated from in front of Brookings Hall early in the east end construction project. To put the figure in perspective, roughly how many Starbucks Venti coffee cups could be filled with that dirt?

Answer: D) Over four months, construction crews excavated 330,000 cubic yards of dirt to make way for the underground garage — the equivalent of 450 million Venti coffee cups. Some of the dirt will be used as backfill on the project, but a majority was sent to fill sites in Illinois.

Learn more about the project on the Campus Next website.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Kara Sauerburger, who works at the School of Medicine and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag! 


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