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Miami-Dade County Courthouse

Miami County Courthouse is located at 73 West Flagler Street. The building was built in 1928, construction began in 1925. Just at that time a colossal skyscraper was built with a lighthouse on the roof on Biscayne Boulevard - now the House of Friendship - 17 floors, elegant architecture, 78 meters high including the lighthouse flooded with light nights Biscayne Bay.

The construction of Miami-Dade County Courthouse was a response to the emergence of the first real skyscraper using modern technology, which allows for the rapid construction of enormous and durable structures. The height of the new most important skyscraper in Miami and Florida as a whole was 110 meters and 28 floors.

The Miami-Dade Courthouse is still used for its intended purpose, as the central civil court. In fact, it is extremely interesting to look at the colossal buildings built about a century ago. It was at this time that a special American style in architecture and design was formed. European neo-classicism was diluted by the elegant Italian baroque and increased in all dimensions several times.

Photo Miami-Dade County Courthouse

Interesting facts

Architect of Miami-Dade County Courthouse A. Ten Eyck Brown based the construction of his office building project in Atlanta. The converted project was approved. A new building began to be built right around the old one, followed by the breaking down of the old courthouse. But when the builders raised 10 floors already, it turned out that the geodetic works were not carried out with due care and the future Miami Courthouse is gradually sinking into loose soil. Engineers turned for help to specialists from Mexico City who had experience in solving such problems during the construction of the Opera House.

The pile foundation had to be reinforced additionally with the help of cement, which occupies a significant part of the basement of the Miami-Dade County Courthouse to this day. Nevertheless, the building was completed and quite successfully - for almost 100 years, the building of the district court in Miami towers on Flagler Street.

The construction of the Miami courthouse cost more than $4 million at 1928 prices. This is about 60 million dollars in modern money.

Photo of the Miami District Court Building

Skyscraper, prison and secrets

Initially, there were court hearings and preliminary detention cells. The cameras were located on the upper floors. It was assumed that escape from such a height is impossible. But a series of high-profile shoots from the Miami-Dade County Courthouse denied this claim. The prisoners ran off using a fire hose and other ingenious devices. Total recorded more than 70 shoots.

The county court building in Miami, apart from its impressive appearance, has a rich and interesting history. You can look at the high windows and try to understand how the prisoners managed to escape from prison - a skyscraper. You can admire the engineers who managed to build a colossal structure 100 years ago in difficult geodetic conditions.

Additional information
Address 73 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130
Phone number +1-305-275-1155
Hours of operation
  • Mon - Fri: 09:00am - 04:00pm.
Admission
  • Free.
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