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A case for light and order

Courthouse sets a new standard for public buildings

The new federal courthouse in Springfield curves around two old trees. Architect Moshe Safdie was determined to save the trees. The new federal courthouse in Springfield curves around two old trees. Architect Moshe Safdie was determined to save the trees. (photos by timothy hursley)
By Robert Campbell
Globe Correspondent / November 9, 2008

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SPRINGFIELD - Should a courthouse be as delightful as a garden pavilion? As white, as bright, as sun-filled? (Full article: 1101 words)

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