Completed in 2015, the Staten Island Courthouse designed by Ennead Architects houses the New York State Supreme Civil and Criminal Courts, lower Criminal Court, and related agencies. The building--with fourteen courtrooms, judges' chambers, administrative offices, and a law library--sits on a hill overlooking New York harbor in St. George, a short walk from the ferry terminal, and projects a 21st-century vision of the justice system. Four cooper-clad "towers of justice" create a beacon on the skyline, and extensive use of transparency allows for sweeping views of the water while symbolizing fairness, openness, and democracy of law. Tour the building with the project's design team-Susan T. Rodriguez, design partner, and Christopher Halloran, project architect, Ennead Architects.
This program is organized as part of Spaces of Justice, a yearlong series organized by Open House New York to explore the architecture and infrastructure of New York’s justice system. Major support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Free admission is made possible by a grant from the Reba Judith Sandler Foundation.