Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Federal Courthouse, Miami

Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Federal Courthouse, Miami

Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Federal Courthouse is a modern courthouse in downtown Maimi. It is named after prominent lawyer and Judge Wilkie D. Ferguson who was born in Miami and made significant contributions both as a lawyer and a judge to the city and the State of Florida.

The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Federal Courthouse was designed by the architect firm Arquitechtonica in consultation with Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum. The structure consists of two towers connected by a curved glass prism. Each tower has 14 floors and the glass prism contains the waiting rooms and circulation spaces. It has 16 courtrooms and chambers and a separate space for the Clerk of the Court. There are Grand Jury suites, rooms for pre trial services, US Marshal’s Service offices, detention cells and rooms for US attorney, the General Services Administration Services GSA and other support services. The building also has 110 secured and covered indoor parking spaces.

The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Federal Courthouse was completed and began functioning in the year 2005. The design of the building was hailed as an excellent example of green environmentally sensitive architecture. The glass façade is designed to reflect transparency, the integrity of the court and equality before law.

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Sight Name: Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Federal Courthouse
Sight Location: Miami, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

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