by Ken Ward | [email protected]
Tuesday evening Miami’s Historic Courthouse will re-open to the public after a nearly six-month foreclosure auction and inspection process.
Construction of a new courthouse began in 2012, and with a view to modernize the courthouse and keep it competitive in the court system. According to a news release from the Miami-Dade Courts:
“The 120,000 square foot downtown courthouse replaces the long term Courthouse on Biscayne Bay, which had to be torn down at the end of this year, due to severe roof collapse and damaged walls from mold.
“Constructed in 1939, this court complex was designed with the American Tropical Tile, HOK, and Complex Access Architecture ELA architecture firms. The Courthouse and associated buildings feature an underground parking garage, dedicated elevator and escalator, kitchenettes, security, and exclusive wine storage.”