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Photos: District attorney building reaches construction milestone

The last steel beam is raised into place on the new district attorney office building in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. During the “topping off” ceremony, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, District Attorney Sim Gill and other dignitaries signed the last beam before it was hoisted into place. For three decades, county officials wrestled with funding and finding an appropriate location so the county would no longer have to lease office space for the district attorney staff. The Salt Lake County Council issued a $33 million bond for the new office space in 2010, but the project stalled after the county purchased a different downtown location but sold it after deciding parking would be inadequate. In 2014, the county was able to purchase a 3-acre parcel next to the Matheson Courthouse, on the northeast corner of 500 South and Main Street, from a real-estate arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for about $9 million. The 113,000-square-foot, five-story building is slated to open in February 2018. A second office, serving the southwest part of the county, is being built on county property in West Jordan. The two-story, 28,000-square-foot office is scheduled to open in June 2017. The two facilities are budgeted to cost $64 million.