Bronx Criminal Court Complex

Groundbreaking for the first new criminal court building in the Bronx took place on August 14, 2001. The facility is part of the New York City Master Plan for New York’s Court facilities and is located on a three-block site on East 161st Street near Grand Concourse Boulevard.

The $260 million complex includes a 10-story, 640,000 sq. ft. courthouse housing 47 courts, including 7 in the basement, and 10 each on floors 3-6, as well as space for the New York City Police Department, the Department of Probation, the Bronx District Attorney, and contract agencies. There is also a 1-story, 10,000 sq. ft. Jury Assembly building, and a 2-story, 94,000 sq. ft. underground parking garage below a large plaza.

VDA provided full consulting services for twenty-one (21) elevators (for garage, prisoners, jury, public, judges, and court employees) and four (4) escalators.

Project Info

Service Type

New Construction


Rafael Viñoly Architects, Inc.



Project Type


Equipment Type

Elevators, Escalators


Bronx, NY

Completion Year



$380 Million