The entrance tower of The Jewish Theological Seminary served as the library stack until a fire destroyed the inner core in 1966. The structure had remained unused ever since. Identified as the first project from a master plan developed by JLGA, the reconstruction of the tower provided an opportunity to mend the fabric of the campus by joining the two adjacent wings in a way that had not been possible before. By inserting new floors within the shell of the old tower, the Seminary gained new classrooms, administrative offices, meeting rooms, and a new faculty center. A new computer center and a language lab extend into the attic of an adjacent building. The entrance breezeway was enclosed to create a main entrance lobby and enhance security for the Seminary, and a new elevator tower was added to provide barrier-free accessibility. After more than three decades of vacancy, the Seminary has regained the use of its tower as a state-of-the-art educational and administrative facility equipped with Internet access, distance learning, and video conferencing. Renamed Kripke Tower, the Seminary has opened a new front door to its campus.