Russell Brunelle (russellb) wrote,
Russell Brunelle
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View when entering the New Mexico Supreme Court Building

The opening view, the bulk of the building by square footage, and the centerpiece of the entire structure, isn't the room where the Justices hear cases, but rather the building's law library. The room where the Justices hear cases is off to the side, relatively small, and understated in the same way their state's capitol building was.

Considered together, their capitol building and their Supreme Court building are perfect examples of the power of architecture to deliver a message - in this case, that government is about the people rather than the aggrandizement even of those who serve key roles.

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