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10/25/16

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Take a Virtual Trip Inside Downtown L.A.'s New U.S. Courthouse

Source: Los Angeles Times

The piece of land between Hill Street and Broadway...has been among the most conspicuous...vacant mega-blocks since a state office building there was demolished in 2007.

Now that the building is finally complete...the delay is somewhat easier to overlook. The $350-million, 633,000-square-foot courthouse, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is an unusually polished work of civic architecture — especially by the standards of Los Angeles, where well-wrought public buildings have been comparatively rare in recent decades. Ten stories high, with broad shoulders and careful posture, it takes the form of a cube sheathed in walls of glass.

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