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Old Posted Apr 12, 2010, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by village person View Post
Courthouses, especially Federal courthouses, in the US have some of the highest floor-to-floor distances. I'm not entirely sure why, but it is definitely a characteristic of high-rise federal courthouses:
I see. I considered the possibility of courtrooms with high ceilings, but I thought only the base of the building had them, not the entire building.

as for the reason for high ceilings, its quite simple imho. The awe factor. High ceilings demonstrate power, something grander than human, etc. Architects play with it since forever. The JUSTICE is bigger than any individual human. Or something like that. It worked for all churches and religious structures
Easy, Tychus. This ainĀ“t science fiction
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