Diana E. Murphy U.S. Courthouse, Minneapolis
300 S. Fourth St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
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Completed in 1997, the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn., is home to both the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts.
The building is named for Diana E. Murphy, a former federal judge who served with the U.S. District and Appeals courts.
Property Managers: Kevin Foster (612-334-4163)
Public Hours: 7 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)
For building services or more information, use contact above. For other federal government information, call toll-free 1-844-USA-GOV1.
Visitors must pass through electronic security on the first floor. Beyond the lobby security entrance, six passenger elevators serve floors one through 15, while two additional passenger elevators (southwest corner) serve the parking garage, lobby, and Skyway levels. City elevators on the east side of the parking garage provide private parking access on levels P3 and P4 and street access from the second floor Skyway balcony.
The building houses the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, EPA, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and U.S. Attorneys, Bankruptcy Court, District Court of Minnesota (Probation, Public Defender, Pretrial Services), Marshals Service, Secret Service, and Trustee Program.
Public Parking & Transportation
Limited metered street parking and two public parking garages are available near the building. SouthWest Transit and Metro Transit [nongovernment sites] have stops within walking distance, along with light-rail service to 17 stations between downtown Minneapolis and the Mall of America.
- Cafe – Lobby level - 7 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. weekdays (dining area, private dining room, Skyway terrace seating)
- Conference Rooms (2) – Skyway Level (Rm. 259) and 5th Floor (Rm. 509)
- Health Unit – 5th Floor - 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. weekdays (nurse, physician available limited hours)
- Minneapolis Skyway Access – 2nd floor, Level P1 - 6 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays (restaurants, shopping, parking)
- Vending – Rooms 263 & 505 (operated by Minnesota State Service for the Blind)
Architecture & Landscaping
Standing 30 stories, the courthouse features a modern steel-frame and stone-face design and has won GSA Design Excellence Awards for both architecture and landscaping. The 50,000-square-foot plaza, designed by Martha Schwartz, features grass mounds planted with Jack Pines, suggesting the glacial drumlins common to Minnesota during the Ice Age.
Art in Architecture
Rockman by Tom Otterness is a series of rock-like sculptures representing animals and humans immersed in labor and recreational activities scattered across the courthouse's lawn. The centerpiece is a 15-foot-tall "rock" mound made of several characters. For additional photos access the Rockman Gallery within GSA's Fine Arts Collection.
The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov/minneapolisct.