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Judges Are Moving Into LA's Shiny New Federal Courthouse

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Source: Curbed LA

Real estate news website The Real Deal reports this week that U.S. District Court judges have started moving into their shiny new digs on 1st and Broadway in Downtown.

The $340-million Civic Center building was erected at the site of the old Junipero Serra State Office Building, which was bulldozed in 2007 due to extensive earthquake damage. Architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill designed the new 10-story courthouse to look like a floating cube (it's set atop a stone podium) with a pleated facade made of tempered glass. Its construction included 4,300 tons of steel.

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