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Federal Courthouses

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Post pics of your new Federal Courthouses in your city. Nashville's getting one and I'd like to see what people are getting around the country, too.

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Here's the Middlesex County Courthouse in Cambridge that is so ugly that it seems to be rarely photographed. And it is so forgettable that I wondered for a while what the building was without remembering that I had jury duty there.

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well, it definitely tops Bostons as being uglier! :rofl:

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Criminal Court Hartford, CT

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Federal Court Hartford, CT

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Not pictured: Housing Court

Courthouse New Haven, CT

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The first and last ones are great. As for the middle one...wellll...not so great.

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My hometown of Spartanburg has a pretty old Federal Ct House. I want to say it was built i nthe 20's.

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its pretty well hidden behind those trees, so thats the best angle you can get :)

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I wish ours was like that. You can look at Nashville's new Courthouse in the Tennessee subforum, in the Southern forums.

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Greenville, SC is getting a new Federal Courthouse, though money will not be available until next Fall at the earliest. We expect a design to be complete sometime next year as well. It should be a pretty neat building:

  • 250,000 - 300,000 square feet

  • 12 stories

  • Located on a triangular piece of land, surrounded by three major roads as you enter the city from I-385.

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Our current Federal building has been around awhile - just 3 stories and pretty inconspicuous.

We're scheduled to get a new one in 2009, but with all the Federal budget issues, there's no telling when or if it will actually happen. The estimate, including cost to the city to acquire the land downtown in the blocks next to City Hall, for the approximately 50,000 sqft building, is $50 million, and would be the anchor of the planned downtown revitalization district.

It will probably be 3-6 stories and would be tied in with new park space. The location is shown in red on the diagram : http://www.tuscaloosarenewal.com/Overalll%...April%2029B.jpg

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closest one to Bonita Springs, FL is just a few miles north in Fort Myers:

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my other home, Boston, (as mentioned above in first post, Moakley Courthouse):

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Minneapolis' Federal Courts building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and finished in 1997. There certainly seems to be a continuing similarity to all the recent Federal Courthouses across the country!

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Other views available here:

http://www.phototour.minneapolis.mn.us/101

http://www.mnd.uscourts.gov/courthouse_minneapolis.htm

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=122724

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Nothing special, but here is Lansing's Charles Chamberline Federal Building and Post Office. It sits right across the street from the Michigan State Capitol:

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Arquitectonica designed Miami's new Federal Courthouse. Its a 15-story one-half conclave, one-half convex glass walled building. Its really two separate buildings connected by an all glass middle starting about 5 or 6 floors up. Construction is just about completed.

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Here's Grand Rapids' old Federal Courthouse and Post Office, which now houses the Art Museum (which is getting a new home):

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Out of a sense of decency, I won't post a picture of our current Federal Courthouse :sick:

Is there a building boom of Federal Courthouses around the country right now??

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Kansas City's Federal Courthouse: Charles Evans Whittaker

The building is named after the first and only Kansas Citian to be named to the Supreme Court (1957 - 1962).

The building is 595,000 square feet, took three years to build, had a $90 million dollar construction cost,

is ten stories high, is 290 feet above ground.

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Arquitectonica designed Miami's new Federal Courthouse. Its a 15-story one-half conclave, one-half convex glass walled building. Its really two separate buildings connected by an all glass middle starting about 5 or 6 floors up. Construction is just about completed.

I like how Arquitectonica has practically re-defined the southern Florida vernacular public architecture.

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Wow, all these courthouses are so beautiful compared to Nashville's block of a building.

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