Torrington, CT – To celebrate progress on one of Connecticut’s most long-awaited construction projects, the state’s Division of Construction Services and KBE Building Corporation hosted a topping-off ceremony recently at the Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse project site.
The ceremony featured the hoisting of the last major steel assembly above the building’s main stairwell, along with an American flag and tree to symbolize pride and the building coming to life, respectively. Set at the pinnacle of the building, the steel tower houses the main stairwell for the courthouse.
The $67.8 million project encompasses the new construction of a 183,600sf L-shaped building containing a south wing with three stories and basement and a north wing with four stories and basement. The courthouse will accommodate 386 vehicles via an attached two-story parking structure and on-site parking at grade level.
KBE leads the design-build team, which includes The DLR Group of Orlando, Fla. as the lead architect with support from Conn.-based architect AM Design. Other design team members include BVH Integrated Services of Bloomfield, providing structural, civil, mechanical/electrical/plumbing, and information technology engineering services; CR3 LLC of Simsbury, providing landscape architecture; Geodesign, Inc. of Middlebury, providing geotechnical and environmental engineering; and Cerami & Associates of New York, N.Y.