New San Diego Courthouse already needs windows repaired

Posted at 5:51 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 21:03:54-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Just nine months after it opened, San Diego Superior Central Courthouse is in need of new windows.

The 22-story, $556-million building was completed in January but it currently has construction crews back inside of it. The California Judicial Council says they are replacing 13 percent of the bullet resistant glass units at 22 judges’ chambers.

Scratches were found on the interior surfaces — characterized as "crazing defect" — of the bullet resistant glass that did not meet the specified quality standards for the project.


The work should be completed under warranty by October 9, 2018, but the contractor has until the October 16 to complete the work and reopen the chambers. The contractor is also responsible for the costs.

The San Diego Central Courthouse project was funded under the Senate court construction program.

The new courthouse replaced the County Courthouse, the Family Courthouse, and the Madge Bradley Courthouse that were identified as being unsafe, overcrowded, and inadequate for public and court use.