CFA 15/APR/04-6


D.C. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Judiciary Square, Southwest corner at Indiana Avenue and 5th Street, NW
United States

D.C. Courts
U.S. General Services Administration
D.C. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
New shared underground parking facility
Review Type
Phase I - Final
Previous Review


Dear Mr. McGill:

During its meeting of 15 April, the Commission reviewed the final design for the new underground parking facility in Judiciary Square in the Southwest comer at Indiana Avenue and 5th Street. The required above-grade appurtenances are contemporary and pavilion-like and much smaller than expected. Some decorative banding in the exterior material might increase the gardenesque character of the structures, although a visual relationship with the 30-inch granite wall should be maintained.

As with all projects in Judiciary Square, the Commission continues to advocate a coordinated design solution and suggests that the collaboration extend to the design of a combined loading dock for the Court Buildings and the National Law Enforcement Museum. The Commission delegates· final review of the project to the staff and looks forward to review of other General Services Administration projects. As always, the staff is available should you require guidance.


Charles H. Atherton

Michael McGill
Special Assistant for Regional Coordination
General Services Administration
301 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20407-0001

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Hany Hassan, Beyer Blinder Belle
Judge Wagner