Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Durham County Courthouse

This afternoon the Durham County Board of County Commissioners held an official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Durham County Courthouse, scheduled to be complete in 2012.  The new building will be located across from the American Tobacco Campus at 247 South Mangum Street.  Participants were able to view renderings of the new courthouse which will be eleven stories high and offer many conveniences lacking in the current facility.  From what I saw, it looks to be a beautiful addition to Durham’s vibrant downtown.