In 2015, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering began construction on the Davis Barracks at West Point, NY. The 172 million dollar barracks became a state-of-the-art facility. The new barracks was built to house 650 cadets, three in each room, consisting of 297,392 ft2 (27,629 m2).
The barracks building is located on the side of a mountain, below the cadet chapel, which in of itself is a famous landmark. The site for the barracks posed numerous challenges which included the removal of 285,000 tons (259,000 metric tons) of granite for the building’s foundation. Between 2015 and 2017, during the construction, over