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United States Courthouse Debuts in Los Angeles

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Source: Correctional News

After three years of construction, the General Service Administration’s (GSA) new United States Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles is finally complete. Substantial completion was reached in late August, with an official opening on Sept. 12, according to a statement. While dozens of federal judges and their about 100 staff members have begun moving into what several refer to as “The Cube,” the transition will take a couple months to complete, according to Los Angeles Business Journal.

A design-build team of Bethesda, Md.-headquartered Clark Construction Group and Los Angeles-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) created the 12-story, 631,000-square-foot facility. The new building serves as the home for the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, will meet the needs of the U.S. Marshals Service and provide trial preparation space for the U.S. Attorneys’ Office and the Federal Public Defender.

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