Las Cruces Federal Courthouse Work Almost Finished

POSTED: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 7:38am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:26pm

LAS CRUCES, NM (AP) - Construction on the new federal
courthouse in Las Cruces is wrapping up Wednesday.
U.S. District Judge Robert Brack says crews are working to see
that the deadline is met.
The $91.2 million project began in January 2007. The building
won't open to the public until March 16 because federal offices
must still be furnished.
Until then, Brack says the federal court will continue operating
from its site in the Harold L. Runnels Federal Building.
Brack says two commissioned art pieces, a painting and a
sculpture, won't be finished by next week but should be in place by
Officials say the new courthouse is needed because of
overcrowding and security problems.
Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News,

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