Franklin County Courthouse
Generally speaking, a trip to the courthouse is associated with litigation, massive expense and conflict.
But a trip to the Franklin County Courthouse (open June 2011) is the exception to the rule. It’s a marvel worthy of a sight-seeing expedition. The spectacular seven-story 300,000 square foot building boasts beautiful translucent glass walls. At times, you can literally see the insides from the outside.
While visitors to the courthouse can learn about the justice system, they can learn about energy efficiency too. The building is the first LEED-certified courthouse in the State of Ohio. It uses high-performing sustainable building materials, minimizes pollution and has energy-saving design features.
The Franklin County Courthouse also connects the northern and southern ends of Downtown and enhances the appearance of the southern portion of the City.