PENNSYLVANIA Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille lost his right leg in battle in Vietnam, but it was the scars he's received as an advocate for the new Family Court building that were highlighted at a ceremony at the construction site yesterday.
"This is a reality because of you, sir," Family Court Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty said to Castille. "The hard work and scars our chief justice bears [occurred] so everyone can seek justice in this building."
Castille, Dougherty and other area officials were on hand for a "topping out" ceremony of the building on Arch Street near 15th. The ceremony marked the placement of the highest beam on the 15-story, 51,000-square-foot structure. Now, rather than building up, construction workers can begin working on the interior and walls of the building, which is slated to be completed in June 2014.