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After a regal dedication ceremony at Irvine Auditorium, Dean Colin Diver and Myles Tanenbaum L’57 led dignitaries and a regiment of bagpipers on a triumphant march to the Law School, where they cut the ribbon on a new era at Penn Law.

On that auspicious day in October 1993, the majestic Silverman Hall gained a glorious bookend, as another building block of the school’s strategic plan tumbled into place. Tanenbaum Hall, which recently observed its 10th anniversary, produced a dramatic transformation. Immediately, the Law School acquired a modern sheen, as well as more space for students to gather and study.

The 72,000-square-foot Tanenbaum Hall, which took approximately 18 months to build, was the first major building on the Law School campus in 30 years and the largest addition since Silverman Hall. It contained seminar rooms, Career Planning and Placement and Public Service offices, areas for the student law journals, and a student lounge whose landmark is “The Clock.”

With its vaulted ceilings, wall-length windows, private study areas, striking curved stairway, and high-tech accoutrements, Biddle Law Library formed the centerpiece, one in which 480 students – 160 more than previous capacity - could stretch out in the spacious and functional environment.

One hundred and ten miles of cable were laid throughout the building, making the new Biddle Law Library, in particular, a haven for research. The wired Library afforded students, alumni and faculty unfettered access to a worldwide network of data. All in all, the project represented a watershed in the Law School’s history.

 
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