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Mar 22

Loudoun County Holds Courthouse Construction Topping Out Ceremony

Posted on March 22, 2021 at 4:55 PM by Heidi Kellum

Loudoun County has reached a significant milestone in the construction of the new Loudoun County District Courthouse. The county held a Topping Out Ceremony on Monday, March 22, 2021, at the construction site in Leesburg. The ceremony—a tradition in construction—symbolizes the completion of structural steel installation, which is marked by invited guests signing the final steel beam that is then placed into the structure.

Members of the Board of Supervisors, Leesburg Town Council, and Loudoun County’s judges, and Constitutional Officers were among those on hand for the ceremony. The Courts Complex Expansion project includes the design and construction of a new 92,000-square-foot courthouse and renovation of existing courts facilities. The project has also created new parking facilities, such as the Pennington Garage, which has more than 700 parking spaces.

Construction of the new facility is now estimated at 25 percent complete. Future phases of construction include construction of concrete slab decks, electrical pathway installation, exterior wall framing, and building a tunnel under Church Street that connects the existing courthouse to the new building. The project is expected to be complete and open to the public in 2023.

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