Floor count 26
Height 92 m
|Roof 303 ft (92 m)|
Architect LZA Technology
|Type Federal courthouse, office|
Location 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Owner General Services Administration
Similar Thurgood Marshall Federal J, Thurgood Marshall United St, William Jefferson Clinton F, Independence Mall, Independence National Historical
The James A. Byrne United States Courthouse is a Federal courthouse in the Center City region of Philadelphia. The court houses the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. It is located at 601 Market Street between N. 6th and N. 7th Streets, next to Independence Mall. The building is named after James A. Byrne, a former Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Map of James A. Byrne United States Courthouse, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
The building, which overlooks Independence National Park, opened in late 1975, to coincide with the celebration of the Bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence. It houses a Louise Nevelson sculpture titled Bicentennial Dawn. Under the leadership of former Chief Third Circuit Judge Edward R. Becker, the main entrance and ground floor lobby were redesigned in 2004 to be more inviting and educational to the general public. After his death in 2006, the lobby, which features quotations on the importance of the right to jury trial, was dedicated to and named for Judge Becker.
Along with the adjacent William J. Green, Jr. Federal Building, the Courthouse is part of the largest Federal complex in Philadelphia, with 1.7 million gross square feet. It shares mechanical systems and an underground garage with the Green Building.