Time Lapse Video: Making Of The AC Village

May 27, 2017

A time-lapse video allows a look at the transformation of the site in Dockyard to create the America’s Cup Village, a process which took some two years.

The building project began back in November 2015, and the construction process was Bermuda’s largest land reclamation project since World War II.

Here are some of the numbers the ACEA provided about the America’s Cup Village:

  • 150,000 cubic yards of material was dredged from the North Channel and deposited in Dockyard’s South Basin.
  • 7 shipments [entire shiploads of gravel brought in by large gravel ships] of crushed granite fill was imported from Canada. Each load contained 35,000mts [metric tons], making a total of 245,000mts. This equates to approximately 165,000 cubic yards of material.
  • Almost five miles of pipes, conduits and cabling, and countless man hours have gone into the construction of the America’s Cup Village
  • Nearly 200 sea containers have arrived in the America’s Cup Village in April and early May
  • Over 400 truck shuttle runs have been made from Hamilton to Dockyard
  • There have been 1011 crane lifts on the America’s Cup Village site, helping to move materials into position
  • The open cell sheet pile wall is made up of 36 interlocking ‘cells’ and contains 1800 piles weighing 2350 tonnes which were driven in by vibratory hammer rigs. The piles were fabricated in the USA and delivered by ship direct to King’s Wharf in Bermuda where they were off-loaded onto trailers and delivered to the America’s Cup Village site
  • 1370 lineal feet, [the length along outer edge] of capping beam was cast on the pile wall
  • 1250 lineal feet of splash wall was cast on top of the existing South Basin arm to provide protection from storm conditions.
  • 100 big umbrellas and sail shades, 4 giant screens and 80 flat screen TVs have been installed across the America’s Cup Village to give fans the best viewing and comfort in the village.

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