This blog tracked the construction progress of the Annenberg Public Policy Center's new on-campus building. The building is a gift of the Annenberg Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, which have contributed a total of $41.5 million to the project, including $6 million earmarked for perpetual maintenance. Occupancy of the building, designed by noted Tokyo architect Fumihiko Maki, was begun in August 2009.
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Photos by Robert Jamieson
By September 20th, the footprint of the new Annenberg Public Policy Center was obvious to anyone traversing the 36th Street
walk on the Penn campus. The $41.5-million structure will be located adjacent to the AnnenbergSchool for Communication.
To provide additional electrical power for the new APPC building and 13 other nearby buildings on campus, a trench was dug across Walnut Street
at 36th. Street. (The Penn Bookstore is in the background.) The plastic conduits had to be heated and bent to circumvent existing infrastructure.
At the construction site itself, soldier beams were sunk into the ground to support wooden shoring for the foundation. (The AnnenbergSchool is located in the background.)
Special shoring was installed for the elevator that will serve the four-story glass and wood building, designed by noted Tokyo architect Fumihiko Maki.
Occupancy is set for late summer 2009. The building is a gift of the Annenberg Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.