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The 2013 Presidential Inauguration, By The Numbers

Porta-potties standing at attention before the presidential inauguration in 2009.
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Porta-potties standing at attention before the presidential inauguration in 2009.

A ton of planning has gone into the presidential inauguration — as you've probably heard — so here's a breakdown of some of the more impressive (or interesting) figures surrounding the event.

3,690:

Square footage of jumbotron that will be on the National Mall 5 screens, each of them 792 square feet. That means there's 3,960 square feet of jumbotron on the National Mall for the inauguration.  Locations for those screens are Constitution Ave and 15th Street NW, and on the National Mall between Madison and Jefferson at 4th, 6th, 7th and 9th streets.

1,500:

Porta-potties that will be stationed on the National Mall.

2,000:

Recycling bins on the National Mall

50,000:

Volunteers (as of Jan. 10)

2:

Number of times the public inauguration date has coincided with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, including this year

7:

Number of times the official inauguration date has fallen on a Sunday

10,000:

Number of eggs the Willard Intercontinental Hotel on Pennsylvania Ave. NW plans to use this week.

1,000:

Gallons of chili Ben's Chili Bowl will make during inauguration week.

2,800:

Applications from groups requesting to march in the inaugural parade

147:

Horses participating in the inaugural parade

28,189:

Seats along the inaugural parade route

41:

Number of unicyclists participating in this year’s parade

15:

Number of consecutive inaugurals that Charlie Brotman has acted as the parade announcer, including this year’s event. Mr. Brotman, 85 years-old, is a former announcer for the Washington Senators.
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