AD Classics: United States Courthouse / Richard Meier & Partners Architects

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As an interruption of Phoenix’s Jeffersonian grid and “downtown” of glass box and faux adobe, the new federal building is a gravitational point of interest and anchor for the sprawling city of Phoenix. The 500,000 square-foot building with six stories and underground parking is sited on two central city blocks between the governmental and business districts.

More on the United States Courthouse in , by Richard Meier & Partners Architects after the break.