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The John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse is located on Fan pier the Boston, Massachusetts waterfront. Named after Congressman Joe Moakley, it was completed in 1999 at a cost of $ 130,000,000 and it has won many design awards. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe) (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... John Joseph Moakley (April 27, 1927 – May 31, 2001) was a Democratic congressman from the Ninth District of Massachusetts. ...


The courthouse is serviced by a stop on Boston's Silver Line. Map The Silver Line is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authoritys (MBTAs) sole Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line, running in two, unconnected sections, from Dudley Square in Roxbury to downtown Boston, Massachusetts and from South Station to several points in South Boston and to Logan Airport in East Boston. ...

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The courthouse serves as headquarters for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States District Court 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 765,000-square-foot building, clad in water-struck brick with granite trim, has ten floors above grade and one below. [1] The United States Courts of Appeals (or circuit courts) are the mid-level appellate courts of the United States federal court system. ... Map of the boundaries of the United States Courts of Appeals and United States District Courts The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into United States Marshals Service. ...


It was the first major project to be awarded as part of the United States Court Design Guidelines and incorporates General Services Administration's goals for imparting dignity and social significance, while creating modern and innovative justice architecture. [2] The General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. ...


Public access to the courtrooms is provided through a sequence of spaces — Entrance Hall, Rotunda, Great Hall, and Galleries. [3]. 21 large-scale paintings were commissioned to Ellsworth Kelly and are installed in these areas. [4] In Mosta, Malta, the Rotunda of Santa Marija Assunta is covered by a saucer dome. ... Ellsworth Kelly (b. ...


The courtrooms themselves are distinguished by a motif of large arches defined by wood moldings and stenciled ornament. [5]


Design Team

Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe) (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino... Pei Cobb Freed & Partners is an architectural firm that was founded in 1955 bei I.M. Pei as , in 1966 called , and received its current name and organization in 1989. ... Pei Cobb Freed & Partners is an architectural firm that was founded in 1955 bei I.M. Pei as , in 1966 called , and received its current name and organization in 1989. ...   Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1636 Zip Code(s): 02138, 02139, 02140, 02141, 02142 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...   Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1636 Zip Code(s): 02138, 02139, 02140, 02141, 02142 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ...

Design Awards

The National Endowment for the Arts is a United States federally funded program that offers support and funding for projects that exhibit artistic excellence. ... The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the professional organization for architects in the United States. ... The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the professional organization for architects in the United States. ... The General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. ...

External link

  • Moakley Courthouse brochure
  • Emporis listing
  • Structure details and photos

References

  1. ^ http://www.pcfandp.com/a/p/9111/s.html
  2. ^ http://www.gruzensamton.com/port_pl_justice.htm
  3. ^ http://www.pcfandp.com/a/p/9111/s.html
  4. ^ http://www.pcfandp.com/a/p/9111/s.html
  5. ^ http://www.pcfandp.com/a/p/9111/s.html

 
 

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