Supreme Court Building

Supreme Court Building
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  • It is 1929, and I have finally convinced congress to build the new Supreme Court building for the other Justices and I! -William Howard Taft
  • You, Mr. Cass Gilbert, will create a building of honor and integrity fit for the United States Supreme Court.
  • Supreme Court building from 1935-2019 The  justices had to move constantly for about 100 years.
  • The Justcies first met in the Merchant Exchange Building, but later had to move to the Old Senate Chamber. There was no permanent home for the justices which caused problems for meetings.
  • We aren't going to work because we need more money!
  • Built during great depression, very limited amount of money and lots of strikes. Congress gave 9.74 million dollars for the building, but the building costed 9.4 million dollars.
  • I also wrote, "Equal Justice Under the Law" on the front of the building because that is part of the justice's job.
  • Because there was not very much room, I had to make the courtroom very small.
  • I am Cass Gilbert, the architect and I designed the Supreme Court building to have 24 columns made from Italy! 
  • Equal Justice Under the Law
  • Great Hall
  • Inside, the justices sit in an order, with the chief justice in the middle and new justices on either right or left.
  • Out of the many historical monuments, in Washington D.C., the Supreme Court is one of a kind and magnificent.
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