The Supreme Court Building is the seat of the Supreme Court of the United States. Completed in 1935, it is situated in Washington, immediately east of the United States Capitol. The building is under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol. The Supreme Court Building is built in the Neoclassical style. The public façade is made of marble quarried from Vermont, and that of the non-public-facing courtyards, Georgia marble. Most of the interior spaces are lined with Alabama marble, except for the Courtroom itself, which is lined with Spanish ivory vein marble.

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Kevin P (2 years ago)
Such an impressive building! As I sat here looking at it and taking some pictures, I thought about how the Justice's should be required to walk up those steps each morning and back down them in the evening when they leave. I understand there's security risks, but entering through tunnels and going through elevators to their offices seems to take away accountability to the people for their decisions. I also think if they walk out those front doors and down the steps, maybe they'll have more opportunity to gaze out at the Capitol and Washington Monument and be reminded of what we founded this great Country on, and the morals and values that are represented in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. To have Ginsburg saying that she wouldn't look to the US Constitution if she was to draft a new one, is a travesty for a member of our Supreme Court. Her job is to uphold and defend the Constitution and the people, not to slice and dice it to fit the current waves of popular culture that comes and goes.
Alessandra GomeZ (2 years ago)
Amazing structure. I enjoyed the law depictions on the massive doors. Went on a holiday so I couldn’t go inside. The facilities and grounds were all empty and it was so peaceful. Going on a holiday is the best for outdoor pictures, not many people are walking around to mess up the clean shots. It’s sort of like you own the place for a day.
Tony Falcon (2 years ago)
Nice place to visit but make sure you don’t show up 10 mins before closing or the staff won’t let you in. They do not care and do not do any favors at all. Way too strict and not understanding. They don’t care about your happiness at all. I told the security that my flight was leaving tomorrow morning and he had no sympathy. No reaction or care in the world. All I wanted to do was go to the gift shop because I forgot to go earlier. Guess I’ll have to go when I come back (years from now). So sad.
John Muhlhauser (2 years ago)
Amazing architecture! I absolutely enjoyed my visit! Even though there is a partial government shutdown I saw no signs of trash or negligence here. It wasn't crowded so it made for some really good pictures to be taken. Such a cool place to go and visit!
Travis McIntire (3 years ago)
Magnificent Building with so much history being made inside - past & present, it's hard not to just sit and wonder about all that has happened in there over the years. And all that will happen in the future and our children's future... God Bless America and All it Stands For. The Supreme Court Building is closed on weekends and federal holidays. The building is open to the public Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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