RNC by the Numbers

February 15, 2006, 1:34 PM EST

The Republican National Convention email newsletter gave the lowdown on the materials used to put together the foundation of the four-day extravaganza:

  • Madison Square Garden's convention stage and arena floor is lit with approximately 1,000 lights.

  • Connectivity comes in the form of 1.5 million feet, or 284 miles, of cable. And inside every cable is about 10 wires, making for approximately 150 million feet, or 28,409 miles, of wire.

  • “Fabricated certified U.S. steel,” 350,000 pounds of it, makes up the foundation for the elevated floor inside the Garden.

  • Is it American wood? The delegate floor, press platforms, camera stands, skyboxes, and the press conference center were created with 200,000 square feet of lumber.

  • Red carpet isn't just for Hollywood types: 30,000 square feet of red carpet was used for the delegate floor, hospitality areas, the bridge that connects the media center in the Farley Post Office to the Garden, skyboxes, press conference center, press filing center, and press camera platforms.
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