City of Cheyenne Releases Time Lapse Video Showing Construction of New Courthouse

The City of Cheyenne released a time-lapse video which shows the construction of its new courthouse.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

August 11, 20202 min read

Carey building
(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

When things move incrementally, sometimes you forget just how much work actually gets accomplished.

The City of Cheyenne staged the ribbon cutting for its new courthouse last week and Tuesday it released a time-lapse video showing the construction of the new building from August 2019 – July 2020.

The building replaced a structure that hadn’t been used for 25 years. The time-lapse video would have been more dramatic if footage of the destruction of the old building would have been included, but it’s still pretty cool to see just how much can be built in less than a year.

One other thing of note: the video shows the community didn’t get a lot of snow last season.

The building is named after Judge Joseph M. Carey, who served as the 14th mayor of Cheyenne, U.S. Attorney for the Territory of Wyoming, Governor of Wyoming, U.S. Senator representing Wyoming, and spent time on the Wyoming Supreme Court.

“This building in our downtown will serve the needs of our community and municipal court well into the future. A big THANK YOU to all that made this project possible,” said a post on the Cheyenne City Facebook page.

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