Annenberg Public Policy Center

Annenburg Center

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Annenberg Public Policy Center (APCC) is scheduled for November 5. Part of the Penn Connects plan, the newfound building, at 202 S. 36th St., houses the primary research departments of the Center and features a state-of-the-art public forum for important public debates and symposiums.

Built by architect Fumihiko Maki, the pristine APCC contains double-skinned glass and a wood exterior designed to complement nearby buildings and conserve energy. Moveable wooden screens behind the glass curtain wall allow for natural ventilation and shading throughout the year.

In this edition of By The Numbers, we take a tour of the new Annenberg Public Policy Center.

1993

Year in which the APPC was established. Its founders, Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg, hoped that the Center would apply its knowledge about communication to improve the wellbeing of those in the United States and throughout the world.

5

Number of floors in the building.

1026

Number of panes of glass in the building.

$34.5 million

Cost to erect the building, which was funded by Leonore Annenberg through the Annenberg Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation

13,200

Voltage of a transformer and circuitry in the APPC basement that steps down power for the new building and the 13 nearby buildings.

9,000

Approximate cubic yards of concrete poured to build the Center.

100

Approximate tons of steel used to build the Center.

 

1,200

Approximate number of granite pavers that make up the exterior plazas.

Originally published on October 29, 2009