In Feb. 2013, Penn received a $25 million gift from alumnus Ronald O. Perelman to create a new home where Penn could cultivate leaders that would positively impact both government and the increasingly complex global economy.
Nearly two years later, the University prepares to unveil the result of that gift: the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics in the School of Arts & Sciences at 36th and Walnut streets.
In this edition of By The Numbers, the Current takes a look at what sits at the foundation of the new Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics.
|54,742||Square feet in the existing West Philadelphia Trust Building.|
|56,071||Number of new square footage in the building’s addition, bringing the new square footage total to 110,813.|
|2||Number of academic departments that will move into the new space: Political Science and Economics, both in Penn Arts & Sciences.|
|6||Number of academic and research centers that will have a new home in this space: the Center for Advanced Study of India; the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics; the Center for the Study of Contemporary China; the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism; the Penn Institute for Economic Research; and the Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies.|
|1926||Year the original West Philadelphia Trust Building was built.|
|6||Number of stories that will be in the new addition.|