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United States Federal Courthouse
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

An innovative structural design creates an openness and transparency critical for this justice system building while maintaining a security features. Long slender columns stand outside the opulent glass wall creating continuous, suspended corridors linking the offices with the courts. Employing a state of the art progressive collapse method, the steel framing and concrete slabs are designed to withstand the damage of columns preventing building collapse.

OPN Architects
William Rawn Associates
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