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The Palais de Justice is a listed courthouse (tribunal de grande instance) in Strasbourg Neustadt. It was inaugurated in 1897 in the then German city as a Justice Palace. The Palais has been classified since 1992 as a monument historique.The Palais de Justice was built by the architect Skjøld Neckelmann from 1894 to 1897 in the immediate vicinity of the church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune catholique, which had built Neckelmann 1889-1893 together with August Hartel. In striking contrast to the red Vosges sandstone of the church, the architect used gray Pfalzburg sandstone for the Palace of Justice. Outwardly decorated in neo-renaissance style, the palace has inside stylistic features of neo-Egyptian historicism, most striking in the atrium, which is decorated with sphinxes and cartouche-like reliefs.During the Second World War was below the building an air-raid shelter.In 1978, the palace was laterally extended by architect Roger Lamoise.In 1997, a first report was prepared, which demanded a complete renovation of the palace. From 2002 to 2012, several projects were presented, which met with some resistance from both preservationists and judges and lawyers. From June 2014 to December 2016, the building was finally refurbished under the supervision of the Spanish architect Jordi Garcés.Source: wikipedia
October 18, 2019
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