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Old Posted Nov 15, 2008, 5:50 PM
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This is the Salt Lake City Hall as viewed from an alley off of Exchange Place in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah - Pic by local forumer, Scaperdude801



Salt Lake's City Hall sits in the center of a beautiful ten acre park named Washington Square. Following pics by new sox http://flickr.com/photos/new_sox/2842485918/





this pic by KellyB.

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boston city hall


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absolutely wonderful public space




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well, have you ever been to st. louis and this building? that picture makes it look like a building you'd see in the middle of berlin or something like that... but in person, it is rather detached from the street and is semi isolated like an island in the middle of the block. that's all i meant...
You are aware of the inconsistency between both of these arguments, right Adrian? I'm not sure if you've ever been to Boston but the plaza around its city hall is one of the most maligned public spaces in the country: not only is it perpetually under-utilized (it is much too large), it totally destroyed Scollay Square, a rich, vibrant quarter of the city with character to spare. "Government Center" is now little more than a metaphor for the ill effects of governmental paternalism. Not only that, the building itself is dimly lit, drafty, inaccessible and difficult to navigate, hardly a paragon of democratic values and transparency.

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but in person, it is rather detached from the street and is semi isolated like an island in the middle of the block.
sums it up perfectly.

Anyway, I nominate Wasilla.

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Wasilla is a city? Does that include the Moose of the greater conurbation of Wasilla?
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Calgary's City Halls

Can't compete with a lot of the buildings in this thread. My vote is for Salt Lake City and Philly. Love Vancouver's Art Deco piece also. Thought I'd add some more Canadian content:

3rd City Hall historically:


3rd City Hall today:




Current City Hall:



(http://www.galen-frysinger.us/canada/calgary08.jpg)

You can see the old City Hall in the corner of the last photo, next to the new City Hall

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Can't compete with a lot of the buildings in this thread. My vote is for Salt Lake City and Philly. Love Vancouver's Art Deco piece also.
Funny you should say that. Toronto has what looks like the exact same building as Vancouver's City Hall. It is just an office building. I can't remember the name of it for the life of me. On place to look out for is Surrey, they are looking to develop a new city hall tower, so hopefully it will be interesting.

Calgary's current city hall is actually pretty interesting. I love the inclusion of an ice rink.
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Victoria BC's City Hall


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Calgary's current city hall is actually pretty interesting. I love the inclusion of an ice rink.
Actually, the rink is across the street and is part of Olympic Plaza, not city hall. It was where all the medal ceremonies were during the '88 Winter Olympics.
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After going through this thread carefully, I must say that Mexico City seemed to stand out from the rest. Beautiful.
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I agree Jeff, Mexico City's is a stunner.

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Yeah I was pretty blown away by that one. No one seems too interested in it either...
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City Hall - Bella Roma - Couldn't resist posting a little dab of Italy amongst the thread. A little something Italian is always a good thing.


by L. Michael Roberts


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The tower of the City Hall of Rome on the Campidoglio on the Capitoline hill where the Temple of Jupiter Great and Best use to stand.


by Inb1956


by Lady Birchwood

Godess of Roma - Rome City Hall

by Lady Birchwood

This is what the Mayor of Rome can see from his office in Palazzo Senatorio, which has been Rome's city hall since the 11th century.
It's the Roman Forum and the lower part of Palatino hill.


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I have mixed feelings about NY's municipal building skyscraper. I'll take it over any of these modernist buildings, but the proportions are bad compared to better traditional buildings.
I don't think so at all. Have you ever seen it in person?

No offense to Scruffy, but that pic of the Municipal Building isn't very good and doesn't do it any justice.

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I'm not so sure about that. The beloved (but now demolished) Singer building was both a Beaux Arts and a skyscraper and did so beautifully:



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Wow those are some pretty exclusive pics delts. Mayor of Rome's office? How the Hell did you pull that off?
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While my favorite is Philadelphia, of course, I thought a more recent photo of Montreal might be welcome too. Here are two that I took in the summer of 2007:



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Wow those are some pretty exclusive pics delts. Mayor of Rome's office? How the Hell did you pull that off?
I wish I could take credit, but I'm not the photographer. It's amazing the quality and occasional odd finds that you can encounter on flickr.

Oh, and my apologies for including a European city hall. When it comes to Italy, I just couldn't resist.
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Perhaps not beautiful or classic, but interesting at least

Mobile,Alabama Government Plaza.











Old city hall that acts as a city museum today:
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This is NOT Mexico City's 'city hall'. It's the Palace of Fine Artes (Palacio de Bellas Artes) - an opera house.



The city administration building is called Palacio de Ayuntamiento and is on the south side of the Zocalo. The city government has been located there since 1526 (though the building is much newer than that - built between 1714 and 1921) You can see it on the right hand side of this picture:

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I was about to say something about Mexico's "city hall". Anyway, I really like Salt Lake's, very pretty.
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