Bold City Blast
Jacksonville's old 15-floor riverfront City Hall came tumbling down Sunday morning.
Neighboring 6-floor Duval County Courthouse is being demolished.
News4Jax offers full coverage of the implosion and a deep dive into the history of both buildings.

1960 photo of Jacksonville City HallOld City Hall by the numbers
1955
- Reynolds, Smith and Hills designs mid-century modern building
1958 - Construction began
1960 - City Hall opens
15 stories - Mayor's office on 14th and City Council chambers on 15th
210 feet tall 

200,000 
square feet of office space
$6 million  - cost to build
1997 - City Hall relocated to refurbished St. James Building on Heming Plaza. The riverfront tower was used as City Hall Annex until 2015.

Old Duval County Courthouse by the numbers

1957 - County's 7th courthouse designed by Reynolds, Smith and Hills
1958 - Completed  by George Auchter Co. at cost of $7 million
1960 - Courthouse equipped with blast doors, designated fallout shelter
1964 - First death-row conviction: Mark Asay.
2012 - Melissa Alexander convicted of aggravated assault the week the courthouse closed, moving all operations to the new courthouse on Adams Street