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Old Posted Oct 1, 2008, 4:30 PM
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breaking the rules, but this is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, so...




säynätsalo town hall / alvar alto


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Sorry dude, normally I wouldnt comment in a negative fashion, but this has nothing going for it....
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St. Louis City Hall is modeled after the famous Hotel de Ville in Paris:


http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gpkXyrGq7Eo/R0...E/DSCN3476.JPG
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Dallas' old city hall, a neoclassical beaux-arts gem. The building is currently unoccupied. This is a shot of the building from a park that is currently being built / installed. Across from that park is the Mercantile Tower complex... aka hundreds of new condo units.



And Dallas' new city hall, a daring structure built by IM Pei. It sits on a large '70's style plaza on the south end of downtown. I don't care what you all say, I like it. It has juevos. When I was a wee lad, I thought the large round columns were elevators, and criminals were sent down the elevators to the jail below. No, there is no jail in the basement.



The Dallas Public Library sits to the north of the plaza and leans away from City Hall...



Dallas City Hall with Henry Moore sculpture. The large window is the mayor's office.



A famous artist's interpretation of said building...

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philadelphia's city hall is probably the ugliest piece of beaux arts crap ever built. the word graceless fails to summarize its architectural awkwardness.
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Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County City Hall

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philadelphia's city hall is probably the ugliest piece of beaux arts crap ever built. the word graceless fails to summarize its architectural awkwardness.

And yet it has captivated and inspired millions of people who see it every day and has entwined itself so well into the culture and spirit of Philadelphia.


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philadelphia's city hall is probably the ugliest piece of beaux arts crap ever built. the word graceless fails to summarize its architectural awkwardness.
This from the man who says that Boston's nightmarish piece of anti-urban streetscape-destroying Brutalist insanity is beautiful.

I know you've got your dogma to follow, but man, I really doubt you'll find many people to even begin to agree with your statement about the Philly city hall. It's a gorgeous bit of classic civic monument. I'm guessing you wish they'd tear it down to build an oddly-shaped concrete box but I think most of us are glad that you're in the minority on that one.
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philadelphia's city hall is probably the ugliest piece of beaux arts crap ever built. the word graceless fails to summarize its architectural awkwardness.
And while I'm sure you are a nice guy
Please don't ever come within 1000 miles of where I live and design a building...EVER.
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Adrian is absolutely insane. Philly's city hall is gorgeous!

Speaking of nice city halls, how about Denver's City and County Building? Sorry for no photo, but I'm sure someone's got a nice one!

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"shock value"
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^^^ I actually quite like the TO city hall, I just wish it were in better condition, it always makes me sad to see nice modernist buildings in poor shape.
It looks pretty good considering it was blown up by a neutron bomb in 2002
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I'm surprised no one has yet hit onthe Pasadena, California City Hall. Don't have a pic handy; hope someone does.
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I'm surprised no one has yet hit onthe Pasadena, California City Hall. Don't have a pic handy; hope someone does.
Me too, that and Beverly Hills.
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philadelphia's city hall is probably the ugliest piece of beaux arts crap ever built. the word graceless fails to summarize its architectural awkwardness.
Thank freaking god someone has the balls to say it, but I too, hate the thing. I can't believe that Philly held its skyline down for decades because of that tower.

Taste here seems to be damn conservative. The more columns and crap, the better. I will take LA or Austin's city halls over most of the others posted here any day. Denver is downright dreadful and a banal copy of psuedo-government architecture of 100 years ago: "lets just grab elements from the US Capitol and White House and make a government building"

At least Dallas and Boston tried to use a brain cell or two and do something original, as much as I hate wide open plazas.
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Thank freaking god someone has the balls to say it, but I too, hate the thing. I can't believe that Philly held its skyline down for decades because of that tower.

Taste here seems to be damn conservative. The more columns and crap, the better. I will take LA or Austin's city halls over most of the others posted here any day.
Yup. Taste here is on the safe side. I really like LA's and Phoenix's halls. What, no love for the Big 'D' hall???? I love it. Austin's is interesting.

Again, AdrianXsands, when tearing into a piece of architecture, people will respect your opinion more, if you ELABORATE. Is Philly massed wrong, is the choice of materials, is the lay out????
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