The wall paneling in the courtroom is soundproof. Custom-made panels are from New York.
Baseboards are marble.
The brass inserts between mahogany panels are 1/4" bar stock. When the courtroom first was built, there was a problem with expansion of the mahogany panes, so the panels were cut, and the brass inserts installed.
Humidity in the courtroom is usually about 6 percent. Ice water from the chiller system in the basement originates at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. When it reaches the fourth floor it's about 38 degrees.
The entire exterior of the building, including the roof, is rubberized with the exception of the windows and entryways. It is forbidden to punch any holes in the roof without permission from Goodyear, who then sends out people to ensure the puncture point is resealed with rubber.
The building is cooled by ice chillers which are the biggest of their type. Two chillers, each rated at 175 tons capacity, make ice during the cool desert nights which melts during the day to help cool the building.
The Security Desk on the second floor can visually track movement in the building using 44 security cameras. Most stairwells are equipped with motion detectors which activate cameras if a person enters and goes up or down the stairs. The magnetic entry cards used by employees identify specific card users each time the card is slid through one of the secure area entry scanners. Particularly sensitive areas such as the computer equipment areas have even more restrictive card readers, which allows entry to only a few authorized employees.