Fort Lauderdale Skyline’s Latest Addition
Broward County’s new courthouse is taking its place on the Fort Lauderdale skyline. While construction has structurally "topped off" the 20th and highest occupied floor, interior work is following suit from the ground floor up, giving shape and form to the future state-of-the art LEED-certified building. The structure is a round-the-clock project with a major contractor working with five subcontractors orchestrating a crew of approximately 350 workers. The project is right on schedule for an estimated completion date of Summer 2015.
New Courthouse Tower
The New Courthouse was “topped off” early February 2014 signifying that the building’s structural frame has been completed with 20 floors to be occupied by court functions and an uppermost 21st floor which will house mechanical equipment and building services. The building’s skin of concrete and glass continues to progress with installation of architectural precast panels.
Installation of the structural steel for the front entrance canopy is on-going. The foundations are complete for the elevated bridge which will connect the new tower to the jail and the existing Courthouse’s north and east wings. Columns that will support the bridge are being installed. Spring 2014.
The 1,000-car garage is nearly finished and will open in May 2014 to courthouse employees. The garage is being prepared for use with the installation of striping and completion of the elevators. Decorative trellises and protective canopies have been installed along Andrews Avenue. Other finishing touches include the installation of planters, landscaping and sidewalk work.
Broward Means Business" Moment Highlights New Courthouse Progress
Broward County's new courthouse was featured in Mayor Barbara Sharief's "Broward Means Business" Moment at a recent County Commission meeting. The 20-story building was "topped off" early February with interior work following suit from the ground floor up, giving shape and form to the future state-of-the-art and future LEED-certified building. The 714,000 square foot structure is one of the largest courthouses in the U.S. The $220 million project has generated 2,400 jobs and is on target for completion in Summer 2015.