Thursday, January 21, 2010

Temple of Justice Under Construction

Thanks to my new buddy Paul for showing me around his jobsite, which is the Temple of Justice courthouses on Capitol Hill, home to the Supreme Court and the offices of the chief justices.

Although under construction, the interiors are pretty stunning. I don't know much about the history of the building, nor do I know how I would research it, but my friend Paul was able to confirm that the building was originally built by an Italian firm sometime in the 1960s. Judging by the gorgeous Luigi-Nervi details of the helixed ceiling and lighter-than-air staircase to the upper gallery, I'd say he's got his facts right (I'll move these over the Architecture Tour when I have a chance).

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