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pj3000 Jan 27, 2010 4:21 AM

Cleveland City Hall
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/202/5...f352f1b6_b.jpg




flickr

pj3000 Jan 27, 2010 4:24 AM

Opa-Locka, FL City Hall

http://www.artcafemiami.com/uploads/IMG_4444.jpg


artcafemiami

pj3000 Jan 27, 2010 4:33 AM

Coral Gables, FL City Hall

http://www.atyourservice-tourstoyou...._city_hall.jpg


flickr

McBane Jan 27, 2010 3:37 PM

Opa-Locka, FL City Hall looks like a mosque!

wrab Jan 27, 2010 4:24 PM

Opa-Locka FL has one crazy-looking city hall! Crazy name, too. Apparently, Opa-locka has the largest collection of Moorish Revival architecture in the Western hemisphere:


The city was developed by Glenn Curtiss and was based on the Arabian Nights theme, with streets that have names like Sabur Lane, Sultan Avenue, Ali Baba Avenue, and Sesame Street. Opa-locka has the largest collection of Moorish Revival architecture in the Western hemisphere...........Amelia Earhart launched her historic trip around the world from Miami Municipal Airport, just south of Opa-locka.[6] The famous German dirigible Graf Zeppelin visited the NAS Miami, which later became Opa-locka Airport, as a regular stop on its Germany-Brazil-United States-Germany scheduled route.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opa-locka,_Floridahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opa-locka,_Florida

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Here's another pic:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y15...kacityhall.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Opalockacityhall.jpg

pj3000 Jan 27, 2010 9:47 PM

St. Augustine, FL City Hall (formerly Alcazar Hotel)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1391/...ccba3c46_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1391/1074918181_38ccba3c46_b.jpg

ramanboy33 Jan 27, 2010 10:59 PM

They light Denver's up during the holidays:


http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/o...boy33/dccb.jpg

http://www.neilcormanimages.com/imag...e/_DSC3291.jpg

http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/o...17182ff857.jpg

http://garala.typepad.com/photos/unc...nesday_017.jpg

http://www.sochistdisc.org/i/popup/0...ounty_Bldg.jpg

http://www.coloradoprocessservers.co...20Building.jpg

TonyAnderson Jan 28, 2010 5:48 AM

Did Buffalo at one point think it was going to be the greatest city in the world?

emathias Jan 28, 2010 6:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TonyAnderson (Post 4670605)
Did Buffalo at one point think it was going to be the greatest city in the world?

At one point it was.

pj3000 Jan 28, 2010 7:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TonyAnderson (Post 4670605)
Did Buffalo at one point think it was going to be the greatest city in the world?

Read up on some Buffalo history. Maybe not the "greatest in the world", but Buffalo was without question one of the most prominent cities in the US in the first half of last century. It is easily one of our most important cities historically.

TarHeelJ Jan 28, 2010 8:58 PM

Asheville NC City Hall
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2566/...7e090c0def.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rongunzburger/3709629123/


Savannah GA City Hall
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/56/19...d0cce7fa89.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/puggles/193023534/


Athens GA City Hall
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2097/...587171310a.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/amberlrhea/2057771446/

KB0679 Jan 31, 2010 10:13 PM

Charleston City Hall:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1419/...69f39193_o.jpg

vid Jan 31, 2010 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pj3000 (Post 4668763)
Pittsburgh City County Building - not so beautiful to my eyes, but some people like a massive imposing structure

http://fatherpitt.files.wordpress.co...uilding-02.jpg

Can't sleep. City-County Building will eat me.

wrab Mar 1, 2010 2:56 AM

Chicago

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2797/...5d7ea6be_b.jpg

HooverDam Mar 1, 2010 7:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bearflagger (Post 4253988)
here are some shots of San Jose city hall, the first major city hall in the US to be built in the 21st century (Richard Meier designed):

Jesus Christ Richard Meier is beyond awful. He builds that same white and glass box over and over and over, what a hack. Here's our Meier abortion in Phoenix:

http://www.phdc.eu/uploads/pics/WP1_09_Phoenix_01.jpg

Its the Federal Courthouse. A giant glass box with no shade in a desert, brilliant job asshole. Not only that, the roof is open to dust storms, the mister system at one point was designed in such a way that it was carrying legionnaires disease, its a super block that cuts off Downtown from the State Capitol, just a total monstrosity.

Please don't take this as a knock on San Jose either, Ive never been there, Im sure its nice. In fact I feel a little more connected to SJ too knowing they have to suffer with a prominent civic building designed by one of the worst 'starchitects' out there.

ChiSoxRox Mar 1, 2010 2:12 PM

See the county courthouse thread

wrab Mar 1, 2010 3:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dralcoffin (Post 4724221)
Would county courthouses fit this thread, as they are traditionally older seats of local government? In most of the Midwest, small towns are dominated by the county courthouse and the water tower, with city hall being some piddidly little building nearby.....There are many more of these. If they don't make this thread, I'll gladly make a different one.

Here ya go: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...06#post4724306

urbanlife Mar 2, 2010 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HooverDam (Post 4724046)
Jesus Christ Richard Meier is beyond awful. He builds that same white and glass box over and over and over, what a hack. Here's our Meier abortion in Phoenix:

http://www.phdc.eu/uploads/pics/WP1_09_Phoenix_01.jpg

Its the Federal Courthouse. A giant glass box with no shade in a desert, brilliant job asshole. Not only that, the roof is open to dust storms, the mister system at one point was designed in such a way that it was carrying legionnaires disease, its a super block that cuts off Downtown from the State Capitol, just a total monstrosity.

Please don't take this as a knock on San Jose either, Ive never been there, Im sure its nice. In fact I feel a little more connected to SJ too knowing they have to suffer with a prominent civic building designed by one of the worst 'starchitects' out there.

That isnt that flattering of a photo of the Federal Courthouse, but reading up on the building, the idea of it is actually really impressive and a worthwhile attempt. Of course I cant say how well it has worked in the end, but this reminds me of a building in Germany I believe that is designed to basically have its own internal microclimate in order to better control the temperatures of the building in a more passive way, and the project in Germany was very successful, so I could see why Meier would want to try it here.

Plus there is also a theory that goes along with this building, that it is creating a visual transparency with the law...looking at photos of the building, I can definitely see that idea in it.


Also, I am really loving the castle looking city halls, some of them look funny, but if you are gonna be a small city might as well have an old outlandish city hall.

z1x2c3v4b5 Oct 4, 2010 2:04 AM

Warwick, RI City Hall
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3170/...3c4cdcaf_z.jpg
Flickr.com

Providence, RI City Hall
http://www.providenceri.com/history/...all_aerial.jpg

http://www.providenceri.com/history/...s/stairway.JPG

http://www.providenceri.com/history/...rs%20offic.JPG

http://www.providenceri.com/history/...s/tour6pic.JPG

providenceri.com

http://www.cardcow.com/images/set175/card00383_fr.jpg
cardcow.com

davidivivid Oct 5, 2010 6:42 PM

Quebec City Hall - different views

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...u%C3%A9bec.jpg
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B4...de_Qu%C3%A9bec

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3176/...aa1_z.jpg?zz=1
http://www.flickr.com/photos/macro/2...n/photostream/

http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/b...teldeville.jpg
http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/b...ille/index.htm

In 1930

http://www.quebecurbain.qc.ca/images/2004/0116-1a.jpg
http://www.quebecurbain.qc.ca/2004/0...tes-vers-1870/


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