Sandra Day O'Connor Courthouse Slapped as a Space Waster
The Sandra Day O'Connor courthouse in all its ginormous splendor.
When it opened in 2000, the Sandra Day O'Connor federal courthouse in downtown Phoenix was both heralded as a sign that the courthouse was regaining ground as a center of urban life, and hated as a "dirty glass greenhouse" -- literally too airy to cool in the hot Arizona summer.
Now that building is again the center of controversy, as a GAO report out this week spanks the building and other recently built courthouses as too large.
And because Arizona can't seem to catch a break in the headlines these days, of course our courthouse just has to be the largest of the 27 buildings getting bitchslapped for wasting money.
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