City County Building
CITY COUNTY BUILDING
Located on a hillside overlooking the Tennessee River, the City-County Building houses government offices, courtrooms and a jail for Knox County and the City of Knoxville. Its design takes advantage of the steep site by layering a series of long horizontal levels down the hillside. A three story sky lit concourse runs the length of the 400 foot long building.
McCarty Holsaple McCarty designed the large and small assembly rooms in the Public Assembly Building, a quarter round shaped structure located at the Main Street entry of the City-County Building. A pedestrian bridge connects the Public Assembly Building and the entry plaza directly to the City-County Building.
Users and visitors have easy access to the adjacent waterfront park, Volunteer Landing (also designed by MHM), via a nearby pedestrian bridge.