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Utah getting $211 million federal courthouse

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  • Seattle Guy
    Dec. 20, 2009 12:58 p.m.

    Huh? You said "I can't believe George Bush and the Republicans would approve this" Last I checked Bush is not the President, Obmama is. Obama approved all of this spending. Infact he, in less than a year has spend MORE than Bush in 4 years. I'm Sooo glad that America voted for a 'cool and hip' President. You vote for 'cool and hip' when voting for your high school class president; not for the President of the United States.

  • Theo
    Dec. 19, 2009 9:52 p.m.

    Such a waste. Poor Port-O-Call.

  • Tax and Spend
    Dec. 19, 2009 4:14 p.m.

    I can't believe George Bush and the Republicans would approve this construction. I thought they were against tax and spend!

  • Seattle Guy
    Dec. 19, 2009 3:22 p.m.

    Looks Awasome! You people (above) have no sense of construction. Look at all of the jobs and money that it will bring into the city.

  • Wasteful spending
    Dec. 19, 2009 2:49 p.m.

    This courthouse comes right out of the pork barrel.

  • Cornelius
    Dec. 19, 2009 1:16 p.m.

    It's the new Apple store.

  • bnelson
    Dec. 19, 2009 12:56 p.m.

    are they going to call it the 'ice-cube'......fits the drawing!

  • One word...
    Dec. 19, 2009 12:29 p.m.

    UGLY!

  • What is it?
    Dec. 19, 2009 11:34 a.m.

    It looks like the cube from Transformers. Have the decepticons arrived?

    Seriously, they need to improve the entrance.

  • monstrosity
    Dec. 19, 2009 11:28 a.m.

    Its ugly. Why can't they design better looking federal buildings?

  • Anonymous
    Dec. 19, 2009 11:22 a.m.

    I wonder how long it took the architect to draw a cube.

  • Ben There:
    Dec. 19, 2009 10:02 a.m.

    We do have a lot of imprisoned individuals. I have been to other countries where, if you have committed a crime, or embarrassed the country by being a criminal in the U.S., they just shoot you. No jail time. I also think we need to enforce the laws we have, rather than make new laws to up-date the laws that are not getting enforced: ie: immigration laws.

  • Eyesore
    Dec. 19, 2009 8:59 a.m.

    It looks like a hardened compound complete with cement barriers and an electrified fence on top. I guess the days of classy architecture are long gone.

  • Thank You Dems
    Dec. 19, 2009 8:54 a.m.

    What about all of the stimulus money being poured into Utah by the democrats red ones? Do you like it? Would you rather your Rep leaders turn it down? Oh, you'll take it and continue to bash the democratic administration of this country, I see! Typical, typical. By the way, how do you like the life your Red party left us?

  • Big Frank
    Dec. 19, 2009 8:43 a.m.

    This is great....another earmark. How about WE DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY. AND AS THEY COMMONLY SAY IN NEW YORK....'FORGET ABOUT IT'.

  • UGLY!!!!!
    Dec. 19, 2009 8:37 a.m.

    I hope this "artists rendering" is just that, and not the final selection!! What happened to any sense of style or architecture? Just the big boxy shape is irritating. ALmost looks like a utility box covered in tin foil. Why can 't they bring back any sense of style and architecture in public buildings????? THis, is hideous!!!

  • arkitect
    Dec. 19, 2009 8:24 a.m.

    The reporter should ask how many different versions of this building were drawn up. This one looks nothing like the versions shown in prior years--all similarly ugly, though. This one looks like a vertical prison. Taxpayers paid millions just to get the design-quit worrying about what was paid for Port O Call, that was small potatoes to all the other waste that has already been spent on Bennett's pet pork project. On the other hand, it looks like a great place to hang that old Budweiser sign that used be on the Shubrick Buiding.

  • Scott
    Dec. 19, 2009 8:21 a.m.

    Ugly building

  • UTAH Bill
    Dec. 19, 2009 7:27 a.m.

    Even though I support SLC landing a new fed courthouse I have to chuckle at the way it was done. Bennett (et al.) rail against earmarks. But, when the “pork” is good for his state he quickly and conveniently forgets he's against such fed handouts.

  • A Federal Court House
    Dec. 19, 2009 5:31 a.m.

    Ok, Now is the time to investigate The State Government and Prosecute all of these Criminals running the State of Utah. We will Start with the Judges and Attorneeys that do not know the Constitution, When will this start?

  • Too many laws...
    Dec. 19, 2009 4:47 a.m.

    As a percentage of total population, the United States also has the largest imprisoned population, with 739 people per 100,000 serving time, awaiting trial or otherwise detained... I think it's past the time to ask what laws we really need. Too many laws create too many criminals. Do we need a building like this that quite honestly does not create value. Nothing is produced in it. It's just an expense.

  • Re Uriah
    Dec. 18, 2009 10:59 p.m.

    I guess Uriah does not think it is important to prosecute individuals for committing crimes.

  • Eye Dee Ten Tee
    Dec. 18, 2009 10:44 p.m.

    Not an attractive building. Big Shiny Box, been there, done that. Is that chain-link surrounding a rooftop courtyard?

  • Uriah
    Dec. 18, 2009 8:06 p.m.

    It is a very attractive building. Too bad government has gotten so big that we need this building and the Moss building to hold it all.