During World War II, the Depository was used to store various items of high national and historical value, including the original U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, three copies of the Gutenberg Bible, a copy of the Magna Carta, and the English Crown Jewels.
Approximately 16,000 cubic feet of granite, 4,200 cubic yards of concrete, 750 tons of reinforcing steel, and 670 tons of structural steel was used in the construction of the building.
The Depository currently stores 147.3 million ounces of gold, mostly in the form of 400-ounce bricks, each weighing 27.5 pounds.
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