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North Dakota Supreme Court Judicial Wing

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1977–1981, YHR Partners

This monumental addition to the Capitol’s executive tower was intended to balance and connect the three branches of state government: executive in the tower and legislative and judicial in the wings. The building’s four-story south elevation employs a stylized brise soleil, aspiring to contribute a late modernist expression to a monumental building. The result is a somewhat unresolved and uncomfortable balance with its counterpart, the legislative wing (BL1.1).

Writing Credits

Author: 
Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay
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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "North Dakota Supreme Court Judicial Wing", [Bismarck, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-BL1.2.

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Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 190-191.

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