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Bucks County’s New, $86-Million Justice Center Taking Shape

(The new Bucks County Justice Center, under contstruction.  Photo by Brad Segall)

(The new Bucks County Justice Center, under contstruction. Photo by Brad Segall)

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By Brad Segall

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Bucks County’s new Justice Center continues to rise across the street from the courthouse in Doylestown, with officials saying the new building is now scheduled to open in mid-January.

Construction crews continue working on the six-story building that will house the county’s justice system.

More than five hundred county employees will call the building home.   On a clear day there are striking views of the Philadelphia skyline.

Today, reporters were given a walking tour of the building, which features state-of-the-art security and technology, LED lighting, radiant (heated) flooring, and, according to operations director Jerry Anderson, some things uniquely Bucks.

“We tried to make the building — as you can see from the terra cotta on the outside, the brick and the stone — for a huge building, kind of fit into the borough,” he explained.  “We have a lot of Mercer tile going into the building.”

The building also pays homage to the history of Doylestown by incorporating the Armory complex, which dates back to 1909.

The 285,000-square-foot center is the largest capital project in county history, coming in with an $86-million price tag.

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