The Government District in Dallas, Texas is home to many prominent local, regional, state and federal government buildings. Located in the south-central part of Downtown Dallas, the Government District is home to Dallas City Hall, which was built in 1978. Located at 1500 Marilla, the Dallas City Hall building was designed by world class architect I.M. Pei and features a number of notable facilities, including The Park Plaza, a 2-block long, 1-block wide outdoor space that includes a reflecting pool, outdoor art and sculptures and plenty of green space. Dallas City Hall also features a state-of-the-art Conference Center, which includes a 156-seat auditorium and large conference rooms. Another prominent structure found in the Government District is the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, located directly across the street from Dallas City Hall and featuring a design inspired by I.M. Pei’s City Hall. The Earle Cabell Federal Building and Courthouse, located at 1818 N. Westmoreland Road in the Government District, houses the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas as well as the United States Bankruptcy and Magistrate Courts as well as an office for the United States Attorney. The Government District is also home to the Santa Fe Terminal Complex, which was built in 1924 and served as the headquarters of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway. The Santa Fe Freight Terminal is often regarded as one of the driving forces behind Dallas’ early commercial development.