The John Adams Courthouse Project (formerly “Suffolk County Courthouse”) consisted of a full renovation, restoration, and refurbishment to restore the Commonwealth’s most important judicial institutions - the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, The Massachusetts Appeals Court, and The Social Law Library. All work was required to be achieved within the context of the historic restoration of the Courthouse's architectural features, which include The Great Hall and the original oak panel courtrooms. The Great Hall features a majestic artwork ceiling that was restored to its original paint colors.
To accomplish the task of refurbishing the facility, the Work included demolition of existing systems and building components, as well as complete asbestos abatement. Additional features including additional elevators, stairs, stack rooms and a new seven-justice courtroom for the Supreme Judicial Court, were constructed in the south and north light wells. To create additional space, new floor infills were constructed at the mezzanine levels, and new utility services, new environmental and electrical systems, and a fully integrated information technology system were also installed in the building. Work on the exterior of the building included installation of a new roofing system; installation of new slate mansard roofs; refurbishment of the existing dormers; and restoration of the existing wood windows.
- General Contractor: Suffolk/NER A JV
- Contract Value: $95,000,000 (Approximate)
- Notice to Proceed: November 1, 2001
- Contract Completion: TBD
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