Launch Slideshow

Esto Galleries: Courthouses

Esto Galleries: Courthouses

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    Scott Frances/Esto

    Sandra Day O'Connor United States Courthouse, Phoenix, Richard Meier & Partners, 2000 (exterior)

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    Scott Frances/Esto

    Sandra Day O'Connor United States Courthouse, Phoenix, Richard Meier & Partners, 2000 (exterior)

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    Scott Frances/Esto

    Sandra Day O'Connor United States Courthouse, Phoenix, Richard Meier & Partners, 2000 (lobby)

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    Peter Aaron/Esto

    Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas, Cannon Dworsky Associates, 2000 (exterior)

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    Peter Aaron/Esto

    Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas, Cannon Dworsky Associates, 2000 (lobby)

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    Peter Aaron/Esto

    Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas, Cannon Dworsky Associates, 2000 (courtroom)

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    Scott Frances/Esto

    Federal Building and United States Courthouse, Islip, N.Y., Richard Meier & Partners, 2000 (exterior)

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    Scott Frances/Esto

    Federal Building and United States Courthouse, Islip, N.Y., Richard Meier & Partners, 2000 (interior)

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    Scott Frances/Esto

    Federal Building and United States Courthouse, Islip, N.Y., Richard Meier & Partners, 2000 (courtroom)

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    Anton Grassl/Esto

    Wheeling Federal Building and U.S. District Courthouse, Wheeling, W.Va., Goody Clancy, 2004 (exterior)

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    Anton Grassl/Esto

    Wheeling Federal Building and U.S. District Courthouse, Wheeling, W.Va., Goody Clancy, 2004 (view to lobby)

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    Anton Grassl/Esto

    Wheeling Federal Building and U.S. District Courthouse, Wheeling, W.Va., Goody Clancy, 2004 (lobby)

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    Tim Griffith/Esto

    Wayne Lyman Morse United States Courthouse, Eugene, Ore., Morphosis Architects, 2006 (exterior)

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    Tim Griffith/Esto

    Wayne Lyman Morse United States Courthouse, Eugene, Ore., Morphosis Architects, 2006 (stair)

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    Tim Griffith/Esto

    Wayne Lyman Morse United States Courthouse, Eugene, Ore., Morphosis Architects, 2006 (courtroom)

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    David Sundberg/Esto

    U.S. Federal Courthouse, Brooklyn, N.Y., Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, 2006 (exterior)

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    David Sundberg/Esto

    U.S. Federal Courthouse, Brooklyn, N.Y., Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, 2006 (lobby)

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    David Sundberg/Esto

    U.S. Federal Courthouse, Brooklyn, N.Y., Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, 2006 (courtroom)

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    Peter Aaron/Esto

    Spottswood W. Robinson III and Robert R. Merhige, Jr., U.S. Courthouse, Richmond, Va., Robert A.M. Stern Architects, 2006 (exterior)

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    Peter Aaron/Esto

    Spottswood W. Robinson III and Robert R. Merhige, Jr., U.S. Courthouse, Richmond, Va., Robert A.M. Stern Architects, 2006 (lobby)

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    Peter Aaron/Esto

    Spottswood W. Robinson III and Robert R. Merhige, Jr., U.S. Courthouse, Richmond, Va., Robert A.M. Stern Architects, 2006 (courtroom)

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    U.S. District Courthouse, Orlando, Fla., Leers Weinzapfel Associates, 2007 (exterior)

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    Peter Aaron/Esto

    U.S. District Courthouse, Orlando, Fla., Leers Weinzapfel Associates, 2007 (courtroom)

The first in a series of slideshows of images from famed architectural photography house Esto, here is a brief look at criminal justice architecture in the 21st century. All federal buildings and U.S. courthouses, these structures—by Richard Meier & Partners, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, and Morphosis, among others—manage to convey the weight and import of the proceedings within while clad in sleek the modern materials vocabulary of concrete, glass, and stone.