New judicial center designed to meet needs of today’s courts

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(Photo: Colorado State Judicial Branch/Bryan Lopez)
<p>The Ralph Carr building at night.</p>

Photo: Justice Center 1U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor is in Denver today to dedicate the new seat of judicial power in Colorado. The Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center is downtown, catty-corner from the state Capitol.

The $258 million complex—it’s really two buildings—is home to the Colorado Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Attorney General’s office.

Denver architect Curt Fentress, best-known for the main terminal at DIA, designed the neoclassical structure, but he had some help from Chief Justice Michael Bender, who gave Ryan Warner a tour of the new courthouse.