FBI completes inspection of quake-damaged Miami courthouse

The FBI completed an inspection of a downtown Miami courthouse on Thursday, and found no damage from a string of earthquakes that rattled the area in July.

Just weeks after the temblors jolted the Miami-Dade Public Safety Building, the 27th floor served as an evacuation center during the nation’s most powerful earthquake on record.

The 41-story courthouse was heavily damaged from the July 20 quake but officials have said all but the hottest spots are now ready to reopen. The county plans to have the courthouse open as soon as possible but has not yet said when exactly that will be.

The World Cup Soccer venue was actually built in 1922 and underwent an extensive remodeling and renovation in 2006. It was home to the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida Panthers hockey team.

The Justice Department moved its staff into a temporary court building while the renovation of the main building was completed.

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