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AustinSkyscrapers Apr 1, 2010 9:10 PM

AUSTIN | United States Federal Courthouse | 153 FEET | 8 FLOORS
 
Went by today and figured out to make a thread.

Name: United States Federal Courthouse
Location: 500 4th Street (West of Republic Square/Northeast of 360 Condos)
Height: 135 FT
Floors: 7 floors
Uses: Court House and governmental office
Completion: 2010?
Website: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/downtown/us_courthouse.htm
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http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/downtown/us_courthouse.htm

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The General Services Administration is engaged in a project to construct a New United States Courthouse in Austin, Texas for the Austin Division of the Texas Western District of the United States.
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Right now they may be above ground level on the 1st floor. I'm not sure though. The crane is max by now.

Nickelplate Apr 20, 2011 8:33 PM

Just wondering how this project is coming along. Does anybody have any pics or updates?

JoninATX Apr 22, 2011 7:07 AM

It's already top off. Right now there putting in the glass and Facade.

Here is an archive of the Courthouse: http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/pr...ings-hope.html

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From Feb. 25 2011

New Austin courthouse brings hope

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The Austin legal community is looking forward to a more efficient federal courthouse in 2012, while some merchants near Republic Square, where the new courthouse is under construction, are hoping to see a boost when it comes online.

The single biggest advantage for those with federal legal business to conduct will be the technology, lawyers said.

“The [current] courthouse is so old that the courtrooms haven’t been modernized, although the judges are good about letting us put up screens,” said Matt Dow, managing partner of Jackson Walker LLP’s Austin office. “You have to send people over with a laptop and a projector. It will be nice to take a DVD and pop it in.”

Dow is also anticipating breakout rooms to consult with clients and a full-service café. “The current one is in the dungeon.”

Acoustics are also a challenge at the old courthouse, said Kevin Collins, a lawyer in the environmental department at Baker Botts LLP. And he is looking forward to the use of natural light.

Read more: New Austin courthouse brings hope | Austin Business Journal

KevinFromTexas Apr 22, 2011 7:36 AM

Two pics from last Sunday from the hill at Butler Park.

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