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The Columbus Dispatch wrote Courthouse price tag soars by $11 million

Friday, October 19, 2007

By Barbara Carmen

Franklin County commissioners were reeling from sticker shock yesterday, after learning their dazzling, $105 million glass courthouse could run 10 percent over budget unless they make hard choices.

“It looks like $11 million in compromises,” Commissioner Paula Brooks said after meeting with architects.

Commissioners had an immediate reaction to the redesigned exteriors. They didn’t like them.

Architects allowed that the projector they were using wasn’t the best, but they didn’t argue that they liked the original — and pricier — designs better.

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