Miami-Dade Courthouse

Miami-Dade Courthouse

Alejandro D.
The Dade County Courthouse is a historic U.S. courthouse in Miami, Florida. It is located at 73 West Flagler Street. Constructed over four years (1925-28), it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 1989. The building is 360 feet (120 meters) tall with 28 floors. When built, it was the tallest building in Miami and in Florida. considered one of the more monumental structures in Florida, Dade County's 27-story Neoclassical-style courthouse was begun in 1925. It was designed by architects A. Ten Eyck Brown and August Geiger. The disastrous hurricane of 1926 interrupted construction for three years. Eventually the building was completed at a cost of around $4 million, complete with an "escape-proof" jail occupying floors sixteen through nineteen. The building was illuminated at night and visible for miles around. The base is sheathed in Stone Mountain granite, the upper floors with terra-cotta tinted to match. Originally all county government functions operated from here, but it was later reserved for the judiciary alone. #america #architecture #city #county #courth #courthouse #cuidad #dade #estados_unidos #flagler #miami #miami_dade #miami_dade_county #united_states
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