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Sam Gibbons Federal Courthouse

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Identification

Sam Gibbons Federal Courthouse
Tampa Federal Courthouse, Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse II
128588

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
curtain wall
exposed structure
light gray light green
postmodernism

Usages

court house

Facts

  • The building was first proposed in 1990.
  • The building was built as an outgrowth of Tampa's former Federal Courthouse, an historic two-story building.
  • The building's western facade is nearly a solid sheet of windows aside from the three story atrium.
  • The building's courtroom has a 16 foot high vaulted ceiling.
  • Named after Sam M. Gibbons, a native of Tampa who served in Congress for 34 years.
  • The building's 17 stories is symbolic of the 17 consecutive terms in which its namesake served in Congress.
  • The building's extended sunshade and multi-layered windows make the building energy efficient.
  • Building materials used in the high-rise's construction were chosen based on environmental sensitivity.
  • The building received an award from the U.S. Department of Energy for energy efficient MEP systems.

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Location

801 North Florida Avenue
400 East Polk Street, 800 North Marion Street, 401 East Cass Street
801 North Florida Avenue
33602
Downtown / CBD
Tampa
Florida
U.S.A.

Technical Data

375.00 ft
375.00 ft
375.00 ft
17
1995
1997
$55,000,000

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