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Albert V. Bryan United States Court House

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1992–1995, Spillis Candela/Warnecke. Courthouse Sq.

The centerpiece of the Carlyle development is this ten-story postmodern courthouse recalling 1930s skyscrapers with Public Works Administration–inspired Colonial Revival detailing. Varied setbacks lend interest to the overall form. The detailing is rather bland, except for the 12-foot-tall statue Justice Delayed, Justice Denied, by Raymond Kaskey, atop the entrance, and the bas-relief frieze immediately below depicting the race between the tortoise and the hare. The two-story entrance space is impressive, and a park opens to the rear.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Albert V. Bryan United States Court House", [Alexandria, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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