Behind the scenes of Toyota’s North American Headquarters
With only 60 days until the first buildings open at the Toyota North American Headquarters, Frisco Young Professionals, a program of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, took a tour of the new facility.
The headquarters, located at the southwest corner of SH 121 and the Dallas North Tollway, is expected to open two main buildings May 15. The remaining buildings are expected to open at the end of 2017.
Here are some facts from Toyota and Ezra Loh, an architectural intern at Corgan, about the new headquarters:
The facility includes more than 12 acres of glass, 1,200 tons of Texas limestone and 1,700 tons of reinforcing steel, and thousands of workers are on-site daily.
Of those workers, more than 2,000 are pouring concrete daily.
The amount of concrete poured is equivalent to the length of 477 AT&T Stadiums.
The 12 acres of glass is approximately 50,000 2017 Tacoma truck windshields.
The amount of Texas limestone used will equal the weight of 340 Texas-built Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition trucks.
Solar panels on-site will produce 7.75 megawatts of electricity, or 30 percent of the campus’s energy consumption. Texas wind farms will generate the remaining electricity.
No chemicals, artificial irrigation or fertilizers will be used for the drought-tolerant landscaping.
There are 40 rain-collection barrels on the campus that will hold 400,000 gallons of water for irrigation and plumbing.
There will be an on-campus dining facility that will include a sushi bar.
Frisco Young Professionals is a program for business professionals ages 21-40. FYP provides opportunities for young professionals to network and be involved in the community.