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Old Posted Sep 28, 2008, 7:51 PM
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Most Beautiful City Halls In North America

Most Beautiful North American City Halls


This thread is dedicated to the posting of City Halls, which forumers feel are among the most attractive in
the United States, Canada, and Mexico

I will start by posting two of my favorites.


City Hall, Salt Lake City - The building was originally constructed by free masons
between 1891 and 1894. From 1973 to 1989 the building was exhaustively renovated and repaired with an eye
toward historical accuracy. This was done in concert with a seismic upgrade called base isolation that placed
the sandstone structure on a foundation of giant steel and rubber shock absorbers, to better protect it
from earthquake damage.



http://static.thousandwonders.net


bridgepix

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Sunrise, City Hall as seen from rotunda of Matheson Courthouse

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City Hall, San Francisco

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https://cdn.vox-cdn.com

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Milwaukee City Hall is my favorite, I believe its the only City Hall (perhaps even seat of government) to hold the title as World's Tallest Building (1895-1899).


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Inside:


Martin Saunders Flickr

It recently underwent a complete restoration including removing and repairing damaged masonry, re-tiling the roof, and completely replacing the copper on the bell tower. I find this renovation extremely fascinating because the building now looks brand new, its like going back in time and seeing the building as it first looked as a WTB.

During the renovation, you can see the new copper on the top of the bell tower. The whole building has been covered in scaffolding for nearly two years:

sarah.szurpicki flickr
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how about Philadelphia's it is really nice looking
sorry no picture
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boston city hall


kallmann mckinnell + wood


absolutely wonderful public space




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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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This is the city hall in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Care of Everyspoon on flickr.com

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MONTRÉAL City Hall/Hôtel de Ville build in 1872 restored in 1922 after fire




Montreal City Hall Before the Fire
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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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boston city hall


kallmann mckinnell + wood


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Joke?
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Milwaukee City Hall is my favorite, I believe its the only City Hall (perhaps even seat of government) to hold the title as World's Tallest Building (1895-1899).


rroofers.com



Inside:


Martin Saunders Flickr

It recently underwent a complete restoration including removing and repairing damaged masonry, re-tiling the roof, and completely replacing the copper on the bell tower. I find this renovation extremely fascinating because the building now looks brand new, its like going back in time and seeing the building as it first looked as a WTB.

During the renovation, you can see the new copper on the top of the bell tower. The whole building has been covered in scaffolding for nearly two years:

sarah.szurpicki flickr
Are we not counting the Pyramids as a building?
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Philadelphia's City Hall was the world's tallest building from 1901-1908.

And continues to be the world's tallest masonry building since 1953.

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Philadelphia's City Hall was the world's tallest building from 1901-1908.

And continues to be the world's tallest masonry building since 1953.

Thats an Interesting fact. Baltimore's City Hall is made of the same snow white marble -- dug from a string of canyonlike pits in the Baltimore County area of Cockeysville -- it was also used for such notable buildings as the Capitol in Wahington, and the Washington Monument. Many of the city's well-known white marble steps also came from the quarry.
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Philadelphia's City Hall was the world's tallest building from 1901-1908.

And continues to be the world's tallest masonry building since 1953.

It honestly looks like a penis, lmfao.
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It honestly looks like a penis, lmfao.
If you think it does, I'd really get to the doctor quickly!

Thank god MY dick does not even remotely look like that!
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Tulsa City Hall

The building on the left. Affectionately called the Borg Cube "the mayor being the Borg Queen", also called the Ant Farm since you can see inside it especially at night.

my pic from flickr


Street level by dsjeffries/flickr


Night view, City hall is on Right. also by dsjeffries.
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Some of those were great!

Also, it's becoming clear that a good list for forced demolition would be whatever Adrian likes. Good god those are ugly. Also the Boston City Hall and civic complex are often condisdered a huge mistake and blight for Boston.
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The Asheville City Building...

By day:



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Toronto City Hall. Opened in 1965.

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Is the Asheville hall really in a big field like that?
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