Talk about amenities: The city’s first meeting place had a convenient ground-floor jail. But West Palm Beach’s new $154 million City Center, on Dixie Highway across Banyan Boulevard from where that rickety “calaboose” hosted prisoners and pols in 1894, will have far more features that the first one didn’t.
The state-of-the-art, two story, six-courtroom courthouse cost approximately $50 million, and was a collaborative effort between the Superior Court of California, the County of Santa Clara and the City of Morgan Hill.
Waikiki and Trump: the former is one of the world’s premier vacation destinations; the latter is synonymous with luxury development. The union of these two is the Trump International Hotel & Tower at Waikiki Beach Walk—a 38-story luxury hotel and condominium. This highly desirable address set a world record for sales, selling all 464 units in eight hours for a total of more than $700 million.
The new 73,000-square-foot facility at 301 Diana Ave. will be a “vast improvement” for court patrons and employees who have been housed in a complex of temporary trailers at the San Martin Courthouse on Monterey Road, according to Carl Schulhof of the Santa Clara County Superior Court.
Apparently the California Institute of the Arts has a penchant for naming its performing arts venues after animals. First came REDCAT. (OK, it’s technically the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater at Walt Disney Concert Hall, but who actually calls it that?) Now the cutting-edge arts school is looking into the jaws of the Wild Beast, a new music pavilion soon to open on the school’s Valencia campus.
With just two months until scheduled completion, contractors at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fla., are putting finishing touches on the U.S. Navy’s largest hangar, which is being built to make room for five squadrons coming from Maine under the government’s Base Realignment and Closure program.
Constructing a new building on top of an existing structure can sometimes feel like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Several years after construction had stalled on a prominent development, Thornton Tomasetti was asked to re-engineer the unfinished plans for a mid-rise building near Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.