The Polk County Justice Center comprises a ten-story tower with three-story wings on either side.  The exterior walls are clad with brick veneer and have casement windows, and the roofs were covered with clay tiles.  Shortly after construction of the Polk County Justice Center, the building experienced several serious issues, including interior humidity levels that exceeded eighty percent, heavy roof and wall leakage, and brick veneer that cracked and bulged.  The occupants complained of health problems related to poor interior air quality.