Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Moakley Courthouse

The Moakley Courthouse, named in honor of Congressman John Joseph Moakley, is located in the Fan Pier area of South Boston was completed in 1998 at a cost of $170 million. It serves as the headquarters for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States District for the District of Massachusetts.

The building houses two courtrooms for the Court of Appeals and 25 courtrooms for the District Court, as well as 40 judges' chambers, a Circuit law library, the office of a United States Congressman, offices for the United States Attorney, extensive support facilities for the United States Marshals service and Pre-Trial and Probation services, as well as a day-care facility. The 675,000-square-foot (62,700 m2) building, clad in water-struck brick with granite trim, has ten floors above grade and one below.

9 comments:

Regarde la vie said...

Il y a des architectes qui ont vraiment du talent !

Cezar and Léia said...

This place is so beautiful and what a wonderful shot! thanks for sharing!
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Cezar & Léia

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Hilda said...

This is way more than a courthouse! If it weren't for the curved glass facade, I'd say it looks like a fortress. And I actually like its design!

brattcat said...

Love all that glass. Do they use a passive solar system in there?

B SQUARED said...

Hope I never have to be in that building.

Lois said...

That is an impressive building!

Malyss said...

Very impressive architecture! but my eyes were attracted by the beautyful boat near the pier...and I liked the contrast between this light wooden ship and the heavy place behind!

cieldequimper said...

That is massive. Somehow it reminds me of London.

Snapshutter said...

I was in front of that place a couple of weeks ago! Overheard a couple of gentlemen discussing it's background just as you described. Dinner at the Barking Crab was great :)