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Old October 18th, 2009, 11:16 PM   #21
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The Dutch "Hoge Raad der Nederlanden" in the Hague is actually surprisingly unmonumental

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Old October 19th, 2009, 12:03 AM   #22
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The Dutch "Hoge Raad der Nederlanden" in the Hague is actually surprisingly unmonumental

Couldn't they find a better building? I saw scores of these when I visited Amsterdam.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 12:39 AM   #23
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Seems like supreme court buildngs arn't that grand, the high court of the UK is much better looking.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 05:10 AM   #24
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Seems like supreme court buildngs arn't that grand, the high court of the UK is much better looking.
Funny you should say that, because from the posted pictures the UK high court was the one that seemed the most underwhelming imo.

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is beautiful.

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Old October 20th, 2009, 04:53 PM   #25
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victorian supreme court melbourne. formally australia's high court

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The next three down show the Law Courts, William Street (Lonsdale Street to Little Bourke Street), designed for the Public Works Office by architects Smith and Johnson.
Foundations were built during 1874-5, and the buildings during 1877-84.














Three more from Lonsdale Street.





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Old October 20th, 2009, 06:33 PM   #26
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Corte di Cassazione (Supreme Court) in Rome

Best known as the Palazzaccio or "Ugly Big Palace" due to its harsh lines and overload decoration, today it is the location of the Supreme Court of Appeals. It was built by Guglielmo Calderini as the Ministry of Justice between 1888 and 1910 in giant blocks of travertine stone, which caused staticity problems.

If you ask romans, they consider the Palazzaccio some sort of white bulk of shit landed by chance on the banks of river Tiber.

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Old October 20th, 2009, 08:19 PM   #27
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Supreme Court of Norway

You can see pictures of the Norwegian Supreme Court on the link below:

http://home.online.no/~hestb/Hoyesterett.html

I don't know how to paste those pictures here.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 09:28 PM   #28
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Brussels, Supreme Court of Belgium

The Belgian Supreme Court in Brussels is situated in a modest 19-century building in the city center. It's a discrete facade, like the Court itselfs...


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You can see pictures of the Norwegian Supreme Court on the link below:

http://home.online.no/~hestb/Hoyesterett.html

I don't know how to paste those pictures here.






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Brazilian Federal Supreme Court or Supremo Tribunal Federal

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Old October 21st, 2009, 02:17 AM   #33
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Funny you should say that, because from the posted pictures the UK high court was the one that seemed the most underwhelming imo.
Posted picture was of the supreme court, its pretty but small. The high court is something more impressive

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Old October 21st, 2009, 02:42 AM   #34
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Very beautiful! Thanks for posting.
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Old October 21st, 2009, 03:24 AM   #35
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If you ask romans, they consider the Palazzaccio some sort of white bulk of shit landed by chance on the banks of river Tiber.
That is unfortunate. I think it quite beautiful.

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The Supreme Court Building is located at 1 First Street, NE (across the street from the Capitol) and was designed by architect Cass Gilbert. It rises four stories (92 feet) above ground. The cornerstone was laid on October 13, 1932 and construction completed in 1935, having cost $9.74 million, $94,000 under budget. "The building was designed on a scale in keeping with the importance and dignity of the Court and the Judiciary as a coequal, independent branch of the United States Government, and as a symbol of 'the national ideal of justice in the highest sphere of activity."

The public fašade of the Supreme Court Building is made of marble quarried from Vermont, and that of the non-public-facing courtyards, Georgian marble. Most of the interior spaces are lined with Alabama marble, except for the Courtroom itself, which is lined with Spanish ivory vein marble. For the Courtroom's 24 columns, "Gilbert felt that only the ivory buff and golden marble from the Montarrenti quarries near Siena, Italy" would suffice. To this end, in May 1933, he petitioned the Italian Premier, Benito Mussolini, "to ask his assistance in guaranteeing that the Siena quarries sent nothing inferior to the official sample marble".

Not all the justices were thrilled by the new arrangements, the courtroom in particular. Harlan Fiske Stone complained it was "almost bombastically pretentious...Wholly inappropriate for a quiet group of old boys such as the Supreme Court." Another justice observed that he felt the court would be "nine black beetles in the Temple of Karnak," while still another complained that such pomp and ceremony suggested the justices ought to enter the courtroom riding on elephants. The New Yorker columnist Howard Brubaker noted at the time of its opening that it had "fine big windows to throw the New Deal out of."

The west fašade of the building (essentially, the "front" of the court, being the side which faces the Capitol) bears the motto "Equal Justice Under Law," while the east facade bears the motto "Justice, the Guardian of Liberty."

The Supreme Court Building's facilities include:

* In the basement: maintenance facilities, garage, on-site mailroom.
* On the first (or ground) floor: Public information office, the clerk's office, the publications unit, exhibit halls, cafeteria, gift shop and administrative offices.
* On the second floor: the Great Hall, the courtroom, the conference room, and all of the justices' chambers except Justice Ginsburg (she chose a roomier office on the third floor).
* On the third floor: The office of Justice Ginsburg, the office of the reporter of decisions, the legal office, and the offices of the law clerks. Also, the justices' dining and reading rooms are on this floor.
* On the fourth floor: The court library
* On the fifth floor: The Supreme Court gym, including a basketball court nicknamed the "Highest Court in the Land"

In addition, the Supreme Court Building maintains its own police force, the Supreme Court Police. Separate from the Capitol Police, the force was created in 1935 to look after the building and its personnel.

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Old October 21st, 2009, 06:14 AM   #36
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I don't understand why the Romans dislike the cities Supreme Court building it looks great.In fact now that I see it in pictures I really like it alot. I would dare to say that it is one of the most monumental buildings in Rome.
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Old October 21st, 2009, 01:25 PM   #37
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I don't understand why the Romans dislike the cities Supreme Court building it looks great.In fact now that I see it in pictures I really like it alot. I would dare to say that it is one of the most monumental buildings in Rome.
I definitely share your view. I find the Palazzaccio outstanding too.

I'll try to explain.

1) Vincenzo Zanardelli, minister of Justice back in the 1880s was a surprisingly modern and experienced man of law. He issued the most enhanced code of criminal law of his age in 1889 - the first code of penal law of a big european country abolishing death penalty - to the point that it was also adopted in his structure by the republic of Turkey in the 1920s.
Zanardelli was a modern statesman who served as a prime minister for a brief period. He badly wanted the new Ministry of Justice to physically embody the equality of citizens and the universality of law in a secular state.

Did I say secular? Now some may dislike that secular landmark so close to the Vatican. Such an ideological dislike - suitably disguised - has turned into a common aesthetical prejudice.

2) The style is overload actually. Which barely fits to the sober classicity of most architectures of Rome, even those of barock age.

3) Many romans are cynical and very conservative from an artistical point of view.They believe Art is dead around the year 1800. As far as no new Michelangelo or Bernini is back, they will underrate anything being built under the roman sky - Newborn Zaha Hadid's MAXXI museum of art of the 21st century gained old-fashioned negative criticism.
It's not a matter of taste: rather a matter of lack of training in modern and contemporary art - which is still well represented in Rome.
Yet once you give hem a reason to be proud of contemporary manufacts, they stard nodding and admit: "Sure, this building deserves a city like Rome".

I'm confident: romans have recently come to realise that the Vittoriano is a great monument. One day they will acknowledge the beauty of the Palazzaccio - which is both a derogative as well as a familiar way to appeal the Supreme Court.
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