25 acres. November 16, 2010. $250 million. April 25, 2013. Southern Methodist University. 207,000 square feet. Robert A. M. Stern.
Just what do all these facts have to do with each other? Tired of wondering? Well, what is the biggest event going on in Dallas today? Maybe you ran into traffic from this event last week as you headed to and from work. Okay, okay. I will let the cat out of the bag (for those of you who still don't know what the cat is...) - the Bush Center (President Bush's Presidential library) opened last week on Thursday, April 25, 2013. And what a celebration it was.
Let me spell out the above facts provided courtesy of our legal deliveries Dallas team: the Bush Center sits on 25 acres on SMU's beautiful campus in Dallas. Groundbreaking happened on November 16, 2010. The center costs approximately $250 million. It is a total of 207,000 square feet. It was designed by architect Robert A. M. Stern.
Five Presidents were in Dallas last week for the big celebration of the Bush Center. Eagle Express courier services Dallas figured since we have the facts about the Bush Center, we might as well give facts about all of the presidents who are here in our great city today. Our legal couriers Dallas jumped all over this - so the below random and interesting factoids are in honor of them:
- Carter was the first President born in a hospital. He was born October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia.
- Growing up, Carter played basketball, tennis, softball, billiards,and ran cross country.
- His favorite food is reportedly sirloin steak cooked medium rare. Sounds tasty! He also enjoys fish, poultry and frozen yogurt. Love the diversity of his pallet!
George H. W. Bush
- Daddy Bush as he is often lovingly called locally served in World War II. That officially makes him a hero in Eagle Express' book. We are hugely supportive of our armed services. Bush was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals. Impressive.
- Bush married his longtime wife at the young age of 17. Barbara was only 16 at the time of their marriage in January 1945.
- Bush moved to Midland, Texas after graduating from Yale to work in the oil business. Smart move.
- Clinton was nicknamed Bubba as a child. I like the ring of that.
- He is one smart Bubba - he graduated from Georgetown University in 1968 and from Yale University Law school in 1973.
- Clinton made himself quite famous for his communication skills. His speeches are still revered today.
- This fact is sad. Clinton's father died in a car accident three months prior to his birth. How tragic.
George W. Bush
- George Bush's twin daughters were named after each of their grandmothers - Jenna and Barbara.
- Talk about an Ivy League President: Bush earned his Bachelor's Degree from Yale. He earned his Master of Business from Harvard.
- Bush had a younger sister who died from leukemia when she was 3.
- Bush is the oldest of 6 children. That's a lot of kids for First Lady Barbara to carry. What a gal!
- Obama's favorite sport is basketball. In fact, throughout his years in office, he has created a March Madness bracket, showcasing his picks for each stage of the NCAA tournament.
- President Obama was born August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the first President born in a non-contiguous state.
- He got his political start in the Illinois Senate, having been elected Senator in 1996. He officially served as Senator from 1996 to 2004. Then, he moved on to bigger things after being elected President in 2008.
There you have it, a whole lot of facts from some very famous Americans. Dallas is honored to have the Bush Center and also honored to have hosted so many U.S. Presidents. Our legal deliveries DFW team is certainly excited for this historical event to have taken place in our great city.