Government Center is a complex of state and federal buildings. This view is from Pemberton Square. On the left is the John Adams Courthouse. Inside are the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial and Appeals Courts. When this Second Empire style building opened in 1894, it was the Suffolk County Courthouse. That named transferred to the high-rise in the center when it was constructed in 1937. On the right is the crescent-shaped Center Plaza Building. An archway in the middle points you toward the Boston City Hall across the street.