Name: Theodore Roosevelt Courthouse
Address: 225 Cadman Plaza East
Cross Streets: Corner of Tillary Street
Neighborhood: Downtown Brooklyn
Year Built: designed in 1995, begun in 2000, but not opened until 2006
Architectural Style: Late Modernism
Architect: César Pelli
Other buildings by architect: World Financial Center, Manhattan, Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia, plus many, many more.
As Brooklyn’s civic center, Downtown Brooklyn has its share of courthouses. From traffic to Supreme, from civil court to small claims court, and every kind of court imaginable, there is a building in the downtown area to hold it. We also are home to a Federal court branch, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, aka, the EDNY. This court has jurisdiction over federal cases in the entirety of Long Island, and Staten Island. That includes, Kings, Queens, Richmond, Nassau and Suffolk counties. For that much land, and potential legal wrangling for big federal cases, you need a big courthouse.