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Thursday, January 4, 2007

Architecture of Criminal Justice

The NY Sun has an architecture review of the new Bronx Criminal Court Building, formally called the Hall of Justice. Here's an excerpt:

Like most of its modernist forebears, the new Bronx Hall
of Justice, designed by Raphael Viñoly, seeks to humanize our interaction with the forces of law. Something in the very materiality of the glass and steel that make up most of this building at 265 E. 161st St. seems to militate against the Gothic severity of masonry and brick. At the same time, though, the boxy massiveness of the structure and its apparently unapologetic embrace of bigness succeed in intimidating this viewer scarcely less than the Tower of London, the Palais de Justice in Brussels, or even Alcatraz
itself. Containing 1.1 million square feet, the Bronx Hall of Justice, when fully operational in early 2007, will house some 62 courts and a garage that can accommodate more than 300 cars.


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