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monsoon, April 4, 2004 in Urban Design & Architecture
Toronto City Hall was designed by Viljo Revell of Finland when the City of Toronto held the largest architectural competition up to that point in 1957. After much debate, Revell's design was chosen, and completed in 1965.
The towers face southeast and southwest, so they are exposed to direct sunlight from sun up to sun down. The construction of these avant-garde buildings set off a sort of "revolution" in Toronto archiecture.
Old City Hall was replaced by New City Hall and now serves as a provincial courthouse. It took more than a decade to complete, and officially opened in 1899. It was designed by Toronto architect Edward James Lennox, who also designed several other famous buildings like Casa Loma and King Edward Hotel. It is also a wonderful addition to the city's architecture.
Queen's Park is the seat of the Ontario provincial government. It began as a park in 1860, and then the Ontario government building was dedicated in 1892. It is built in Richardson Romanesque style, and designed by Richardson Waite.
Providence City Hall
Photo By: Richard Benjamin
Fall River, Massachusetts City Hall
Boston Old City Hall
The old Boston City Hall looks so much better than the current one. And the Fall River, MA city hall is interesting. I don't think I've ever see a building placed over a freeway like that. The building itself is on the ugly side though.
Time to show off Asheville's beautiful City Hall!
Buncombe County Courthouse!
National Climatic Data Center.
Federal Courthouse and Post Office!
Buncombe County Detention Center.
Some love Boston's new city hall for it modern architecture. It isn't that bad but the windswept plaza out front is terrible. I think it will be replaced in the next 20 years or soo. It's too small and innefficient.
Philadelphia has the largest city hall in the country, with 642 rooms. It's also the tallest masonry-bearing building in the world. No steel supports!
It's positioned at the center of the grid street system so it's viewable from all over the city, right in the middle of your siteline on Broad and Market Streets, the main N-S and E-W streets:
Buffalo's beautiful City Hall, built in 1932:
View from its observation deck:
Many more pics available at:
Buffalo City Hall has always been one of my favorites. It is so unique. It reminds me of the Guardian Building in Detroit (also one of my favorites). Thanks for the pics!
Poor Detroit! They really needed to preserve that building and build an adjacent wing next door instead of tearing it down.
I think Buffalo, like many other american cities, is a cluster of all sort sorts of diffferent architectures, all mixed up in to one city.
Kind of like the united states! A big salad bowl! Not meaning this in a negative side at all!
With all the different immigration from all sorts of parts of the world, the united states IS a salad bowl, BUT with a dressing that mixes it all together. And that dressing is what they have in common; they are americans, and live in the country of USA.
i DARE u to compare the sc4 city hall to most of these, and say the sc4 is better looking lmao!!!!!!!
I really like the buffallo one, its amazing in every way, and i already think that bye looking at 3 pics
^ Um, yeah, but SC4 city hall isn't real. And it isn't even that big.
I've always been amazed with Buffalo's city hall. I've never seen that art deco before. Very impressive.
I remember looking at pictures of old city halls across the midwest awhile ago. It's sad to see that many of them have been demolished.
i kno it aint real, but still... its just so stupid lol
Orange County Courthouse Orlando
Is that a proposal or has it actually been built? It's pretty slick.
No, its been there since 1997, 24 storys. its one of my favorites.
Las Vegas NV
Clark County Government Center
Hope you like 'em
Here are some of Charlotte's bland public buildings (although I like the Harry Wolf building).
Meckenburg County Jail
Harry Wolf's award-winning 1983 Mecklenburg County Courthouse
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Headquarters
New Mecklenburg County Courthouse (u.c.)
What ever came of those statues and the like that were salvaged from old city hall here in Detroit?
Aventura, Florida Government Center (metro Miami), designed by Arquitect
Here is the city hall of Kansas City, Missouri. The tallest city hall in the United States.
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