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St. Louis City Hall is modeled after the famous Hotel de Ville in Paris:


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http://www.panoramio.com/photos/original/1782281.jpg

with pierre laclede, our founder and the controversial city commissioned art pieces "box window air conditioning."
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Another Los Angeles city hall perhaps worth mentioning is the Van Nuys city hall...its much smaller and more humble, but today it is used rather like a san fernando valley branch of city hall.


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as much as i want to not like this,
that's a really cool looking building

...i will say, however, in person, the building doesn't at all have the same feel as that picture would suggest
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Tempe, Arizona's city hall isn't as beautiful as some in this thread, but it is neat:



the inverted pyramid shades a below grade courtyard and garden.









photos from Walt Lockley.com, a terrific site about Valley architecture.
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2008, 12:13 PM
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as much as i want to not like this,
that's a really cool looking building

...i will say, however, in person, the building doesn't at all have the same feel as that picture would suggest
Adrian, please elaborate on St. Louis, I'm curious.

Also Hoover, Thanks for sharing the shots of Tempe's City Hall. I think it is very beautiful and interesting. I like the lines allot.
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Adrian, please elaborate on St. Louis, I'm curious.

Also Hoover, Thanks for sharing the shots of Tempe's City Hall. I think it is very beautiful and interesting. I like the lines allot.
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...
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w00t w00t! I really like tempe's city hall!
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The old New Orleans city hall was the previously posted Gallier Hall from the 1850s.
The above city hall is a product of the 1950s, and it is pretty bad...

The city has no money to build another really...but there is talk or moving city government across the street to the Dominion Tower. Nothing, of course, will happen until Nagin leaves office in oh...1.5 yrs
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San Diego City Hall

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City Hall to the right

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Bet you never thought of it...

Albany NY:

Richardson designed--already been a few of his (or at least the style he invented) posted here. But I've always been fond of this building, elegant and graceful.



Looks a little dreary in that photo, oh well. More info here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany_City_Hall

and here:

http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/a...banyrich2.html
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SLC, Milwaukee, Pasadena, Beverly Hills are all really good.

Here is DC's. Unforch it's a terrible picture (I don't have a good one)


All decked-out for the holidays


Here is Baltimore's, which though I am a fan of traditional architecture admit is awkward (the dome doesn't match the flanks)


Not nominating for beauty, but just to show off, here is Arlington, VA's:


For smaller cities, here is Fairfax, VA's


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At least Dallas and Boston tried to use a brain cell or two and do something original
Modernist geometric sculpturalism is anything but original. If traditional architecture is "throwing together columns and crap" then geometric sculpturalism is "throwing together shapes randomly". That type of modernism is an absolute abortion of good design, and hasn't qualified as original in at least 50 years.
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Just one more bit of love for Milwaukee's city hall, back when it first acheived its 'world's tallest' status:




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That type of modernism is an absolute abortion of good design, and hasn't qualified as original in at least 50 years.
I'd say try 70.
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For the modernist: Sarasota City Hall 1966

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I'd say try 70.
wait... are you saying (and the most of you too) that brutalism pre-dates its own existance, suggesting that brutalism was nothing more than an exhausted bauhaus remnant: a recycled reuse of obsolete ideas that lacked any amount of creativity and nothing more than talentless assemblage of shapes and materials?

...is that the official stance on brutalism in here?
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Hello,
Since I don't want small towns to be forgotten here is another California city hall from the 1920's- Azusa California











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wait... are you saying (and the most of you too) that brutalism pre-dates its own existance, suggesting that brutalism was nothing more than an exhausted bauhaus remnant: a recycled reuse of obsolete ideas that lacked any amount of creativity and nothing more than talentless assemblage of shapes and materials?

...is that the official stance on brutalism in here?
I think a more succinct way to phrase it would be to say that parking decks have never been lovely -- not even when you add windows and call them a City Hall.
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wait... are you saying (and the most of you too) that brutalism pre-dates its own existance, suggesting that brutalism was nothing more than an exhausted bauhaus remnant: a recycled reuse of obsolete ideas that lacked any amount of creativity and nothing more than talentless assemblage of shapes and materials?

...is that the official stance on brutalism in here?
In the case of Boston City Hall, I would say yes. Lots of Kahn/Aalto projects are quite original, and trust me, I'm a HUGE fan of brutalism but the examples you posted or referenced (particularly the Aalto) were subpar representations of that style. I am a fan of Boston City Hall, but not the prarie like open space and swath demolition that accompanied its construction. I also am a bit of a fan of the Dallas city hall but again I feel it is a very straightforward, dare I say 'corporate' looking building with a gimmick to the front. Neither are particularly original in their fields, and in general I feel that brutalism is a style that does not typically adapt well to civic monuments (Kahn's Bangladesh Parliament House is the exception).
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