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Old Posted May 17, 2009, 3:27 AM
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Compilation of Springtime in Downtown Salt Lake City - Link: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=168604

Springtime at dusk, City Hall

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Old Posted May 17, 2009, 4:52 AM
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here are some shots of San Jose city hall, the first major city hall in the US to be built in the 21st century (Richard Meier designed):



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and City Hall turned into an art exhibit at 01SJ, a local art festival:


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/73/21...43f04f80_b.jpg
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here are some shots of San Jose city hall, the first major city hall in the US to be built in the 21st century (Richard Meier designed):
Thanks for sharing. Though I'm not sure if I'm a fan...
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Old Posted May 17, 2009, 7:21 AM
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I really like Bay City, Michigan's City Hall


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Richardsonian Romanesque really does something, for me.
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boston city hall


kallmann mckinnell + wood


absolutely wonderful public space




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Old Posted Aug 25, 2009, 9:10 PM
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Probably... but then again, I'll have to admit, in the history of brutalism, it is one of its nicest, most innovative buildings. That's not really saying much, I like the original city hall much much better, but still, it could be worse.

What it replaced:


The original Boston City Hall:
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adrian again attempts to elevate himself through sheer counterintuitiveness.
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I've always loved the city hall of Statesville, NC. Statesville is the county seat of Iredell County, NC, where I grew up. It is Richardsonian Romanesque. It was also featured in the movie "Leatherheads" as the supposed Chicago city hall. It's the scene where they meet with the football commissioner. The hotel that George Clooney, Renee Zellwegger, et al stayed in was the Vance hotel, which is right across the street. I had a hard time finding good images of it.


source - lumierefl on flickr: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2666/...af0461be_b.jpg

perfectshotphotographers on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/perfect...rs/3623689736/

NC State Library images: http://images.lib.ncsu.edu:8180/luna...e-City-Hall,-S

I love Austin's city hall too, although the guitar in front of it on the first picture in this thread makes me gag. I hate those stupid things.
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San Jose's city a hall is nice.
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cleveland has a grand and interesting early city hall history.
thx to coolcleveland blog:

Cleveland City Hall

Cleveland’s current City Hall was developed as part of the 1903 Group Plan of governmental buildings built along the various Malls tucked in between East Sixth and Ontario Avenue. City Hall was placed in perfect symmetry with the county courthouse at the north end of the Mall. Designed by J. Milton Dyer, the city hall has an arcaded ground story, a 2-story Tuscan colonnade, and a central entrance bay characteristic of the Beaux-Arts style.



The Great Hall gave that imposing entrance to a public building that is so lacking anymore.



the “progressive mayors” of Cleveland and perhaps one of the most famous Mayor’s in the U.S., Tom Johnson never worked in the current City Hall. Prior to the this facility, the City of Cleveland in 1875 started leasing the Case Block Building, then located on the north corner of East Third and Superior until the new City Hall was dedicated on July 4th, 1916. However, the Case Block was an impressive building in its own right.



But the most amazing City Hall was the one never built. In 1895 the voters of Cleveland approved a Beaux Arts designed building to be built on the northern quadrants of Public Square. The most eloquent component of its design was the enormous arch spanning over Ontario Avenue for street cars to pass through safely. It was a most amazing and jaw-dropping design.



Unfortunately, after one week of the official ground-breaking the protests from numerous Clevelanders (after voting approval on the project), it was decided not to continue and Cleveland had to wait another twenty years before it received a new City Hall.
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Orlando City Hall -- newer, but nice:

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Personally I like Philadelphia's the best. In Alabama...

A lot of people for some reason don't like the Mobile City-County Admin. Building, but I love it.

Mobile, AL


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Birmingham, AL's isn't too bad


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Tuscaloosa, AL's is in the old U.S. Post Office Building, I've always like it


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Opelika, AL, located in the nicer part of the Auburn area


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Birmingham's is very nice, perfect height, simple, just art-deco enough.

I've always thought Stratford, Ontario's city hall was really nice:

Source: wikipedia
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These may not be the most beautiful in North America, but I like them


Albany, NY




Schenectady, NY




Cohoes, NY

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I'd forgotten about this thread, which looks like a neat place to post my Philly City Hall pics.


Dilworth Plaza at night. This is the small square carved out of two former blocks on the west side of City Hall.


City Hall's west façade. Or a small part of it, anyway.




City Hall's east façade, looking towards the north from Juniper Street.


The south façade, lit only by light being reflected off of it.
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I just knew that this would be a nice one. Santa Barbara is one of my favorite towns.

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This is actually the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, though it is indeed a beautiful building. You can climb up into the tower (which I've done) and see a very nice view of the city with all the red tile roofs, it really does look like a Mediterranean town from the tower.
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San Diego City Hall

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Actually, this used to house San Diego's City Hall but is now the San Diego County administration building. San Diego's current city hall is in a 1960s modernist building (which is quite ugly IMO; there are plans to build a new city hall in its place). I do like this building, though. When it was first built, half of it was occupied by City offices and the other half was occupied by County offices.
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Orlando City Hall -- newer, but nice:
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City Hall, San Francisco

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A little too flamboyant for my taste, the SF City Hall is indeed a beautiful building. I actually like the interior better than the exterior.

And I guess one person's treasure is another person's trash; I think I read somewhere that Frank Lloyd Wright was heard to have said something along the lines of "San Francisco needs another major earthquake to knock down that City Hall," he of course being an early Modernist.
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Pittsburgh City County Building - not so beautiful to my eyes, but some people like a massive imposing structure


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