Kent County Court House

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Photo credit: Tower Pinkster; OAK Construction

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Architect: Tower Pinkster

Contractor: Owen, Ames & Kimball

Square Footage: 325,000

Construction Cost: $47,000,000

The Kent County Courthouse in downtown Grand Rapids combines several county departments previously housed in smaller, separate facilities, including all county-court functions. The building includes two centrally-attached parallelogram towers at 12-stories and 13-stories, a basement parking level, and ten elevators. The steel-framed structure contains 3,300 tons of structural steel, has a lateral system of steel braced frames, and is founded on deep foundations.