Miami-Dade is briefly closing the historic courthouse in downtown Miami

MIAMI – Miami-Dade County closed the historic Miami-Dade County Courthouse in Miami on Friday and those with an upcoming trial will be receiving notices with instructions, officials said in a statement late Friday night.

According to Miami-Dade Circuit Court Chief Justice Nushin G. Sayfie and Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts Harvey Ruvin, an engineer reported safety concerns in the 28-story tower at 73 W. Flagler St. and recommended that the floors be 16. and above to be closed for repairs.

The court staff will be working from home starting Monday. Miami-Dade’s Internal Services Department completes the job. Engineers will also inspect the building’s basement area.

The tower was built in 1928 and was added to the US National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

For more information on legal proceedings, please visit the Miami-Dade Courts page.

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