Built in 2014.
Designed by BECK Architecture, LLC with Preservation Architects, Ferrell Development.
After 15 years of sitting empty, the historic federal courthouse, listed on the national register of historic places, was finally redeveloped into a boutique hotel called Le Meridien. The design team and developers salvaged many of the original fixtures and material for the enjoyment of future hotel guests. It is a grand building with granite columns, marble floors, brass fixtures and solid oak door frames.
The redevelopment of the historic federal courthouse was a priority for mayor Buckhorn. The building risked demolition by neglect and its revitalization was seen as in important step in the redevelopment of the northeast section of downtown Tampa.
Photo Credits: Amy Martz
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