Belgium Justice Palace

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It is the center of the jurisdiction of the Brussels Court of Appeal and the judicial district of Brussels and the seat of the Court of Cassation. The building was built in an eclectic style, from 1860, by architect Joseph Poelaert, under the reign of Kings Leopold I and Leopold II. This gigantic building was considered the largest building in the world in the 19th century.

The courthouse is built on a steeply sloping surface (level difference of 20 meters between the upper and lower city), so that the entrances are on different levels. Everything about this building is of enormous size and scale. The building is in the shape of a rectangle, the diameters of which are 150 and 160 meters long respectively. The total built-up area is 26,006 m². It has 8 inner courtyards (6000 m²), 27 large and 245 small halls or classrooms. A monumental dome (24,000 tons), 104 meters high, crowns the building.

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