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How big is the gigafactory

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  1. Sir Guacamolaf

    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

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    Was googling, found some interesting numbers, this is usable space

    Boeing Everett Factory, Washington State - 13.38 million square meters
    Target import house, Savannah Georgia - 7.43 million square meters
    NASA vehicle assembly building, Florida - 32,374 square meters
    O2 Arena, London = 104,634 square metters

    Gigafactory, when completed - 13.6 million square meters.

    I'd hate to know what the air conditioning bill is of the Boeing factory. But even more impressive to know that the gigafactory will be powered by Solar Cells (Net Zero in fact). As a comparison, the other largest green building being built, the Apple spaceship campus, is a ring that is 472 meters in diameter. The gigafactory is a solid rectangle (almost) that is 1100 meters long.

    And the second largest building in the world currently, by floor space, is the Tesla factory in Fremont.

    Mind blowing!
     
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  2. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Not even close. Doesn't even break the top 50.
     
  3. Sir Guacamolaf

    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

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    You said floor space--I took that to mean Floor area. But you are correct about footprint.
     
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  5. RomanCookie

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    I think the issue is that you said "floor space" which is a different measurement than footprint. All things shown in the Wikipedia page you used as a source. "Floor" being the key point, since using that same source you provided the Tesla factory in Fremont does not appear in the top 50 of buildings by largest floor area, exactly like he said.
     
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    Air conditioning? Not really a big concern in WA.
     
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    I could swear that I read an article stating that the factory was going to be 24 million sq ft total when built
     
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    Watch the documentary about the Boeing factory. They actually have had clouds form up by the ceiling.
     
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    The rules matter. In this pissing-match only a restricted definition of area is considered. Boeing wins by volume.
     
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    The Boeing factory isn't air conditioned. They just open up the hanger doors if it gets warm. The temperature is very moderate up there and they're right near the water.
     
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    In my ten years at Boeing, I have never seen clouds forming inside the factory. Probably an extremely rare event.

    Also, I agree with another forumer that there is NO AC is the factory (except the office space), they just open the huge sliding doors to have cross ventilation.
     
  12. Sir Guacamolaf

    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

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    Clouds form in the NASA building - not the Boeing building.
    Good thing they don't need AC, but if the Boeing factory were in Reno, they certainly would :)
     
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    History channel about Boeing, Google it. But maybe I did confuse it with the NASA building. THERE WERE CLOUDS INDOOR SOMEWHERE.
     
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    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

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    They did legalize pot in Washington state, so my information might outdated.
     
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