View Single Post
Old Posted Sep 30, 2008, 9:10 PM
CentralGrad258's Avatar
CentralGrad258 CentralGrad258 is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fishtown, Philadelphia
Posts: 562
Originally Posted by brickell View Post
Is that really the case? What about the NYC municipal building? It looks much larger. Even Buffalo looks bigger.
Yup, at least according to Wikipedia it is:
With close to 700 rooms, City Hall is the largest municipal building in the United States and one of the largest in the World.[3] The building houses three branches of government, the Executive (Mayor's Office), the Legislative (City Council), and the Judicial Branch's Civil Courts (Court of Common Pleas).
Like Don98 said, it's hard to get a feel for the scale until you see it up close . It's also surrounded by highrises, so it's hard to take a picture that shows City Hall in it's entirety. It takes up one of the 5 original public squares laid out by William Penn (Center Square), just to give you some idea. The building never fails to fascinate me.
Reply With Quote