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Old October 16th, 2006, 03:13 AM   #101
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Manila City Hall Clock Tower

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Old October 16th, 2006, 03:45 AM   #102
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^ Manila City Hall is one of the grandest city halls in the Philippines I think
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Old October 17th, 2006, 07:39 AM   #103
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Here are some really nice photos of London's ultramodern city hall :
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=400406
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Old October 17th, 2006, 06:37 PM   #104
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my favourite is the city hall of hannover (germany), it looks like a big castle.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 09:27 AM   #105
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Katipunan Monument with City Hall Clock Tower
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Old October 19th, 2006, 10:53 PM   #106
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For my taste city halls have to look old and pompous, not modernist. Thats why I'm not in favor of the City Halls of London, Toronto, Tokyo.
Agree. To me it must also have a sense of history and a feeling that it's been there forever. The European ones are way better than anything in the rest of the world. I really like Brussels but fell in love with Leuven. What a work of art!
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Old October 25th, 2006, 02:29 AM   #107
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Philadelphia and San Francisco city halls look really nice. They get my vote.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 01:36 PM   #108
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Madrid City Hall is beutiful, but very small, so it is being changed to a new place.
The old one is "Casa de la Villa":

It is situated right in the center of the city, in "Plaza de la Villa", near Mayor st. and Mayor sq.
The new one is this building:

It is one of the most known buildings of Madrid, the "Palacio de Comunicaciones" (communications palace). It was built in final XIX century, and its the best example of Madrid's Modernism arquitecture. The architect is Antonio Palacios and it was as the HQ of the Mail and Telegraphs company of Spain. It will be the oficial site of the city hall in 2 years, now it is being adapted for that, and the internal court its being covered for making a public covered square. It is Situated in Cibeles Square, right in the junction of Recoletos and Prado walks and Alcalá St.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 04:25 PM   #109
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European city halls definitely top the world on this one. Not only are they nice buildings, their settings are also very vibrant, such as in the town centre surrounded by other nice buildings and squares. Both functional and elegant.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 12:11 PM   #110
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Town Hall of Ermoupolis, Greece 1876







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Old November 6th, 2006, 03:48 PM   #111
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Cityhall of Middelburg (Netherlands)

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Old November 6th, 2006, 05:08 PM   #112
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Some random pictures from the city hall of Rotterdam the Netherlands, it was build between 1914 and 1920 and was one of the few buildings that have survived the bombings. It is now a momument and was cleaned with special methods in 2000 ( this as needed because the heat from the bombings dried out the stone )

a early desgin from 1911



A picture of the city hall cleaned



a picture where you can see how dark it used to be because of the heat



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the small tower on top




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Old June 29th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #113
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Some great City Halls from Poland:
Gdańsk:


Zamość:


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and Poznań:
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Old July 20th, 2007, 12:32 PM   #114
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Old September 7th, 2007, 05:20 AM   #115
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The best is the one in SF
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Old December 8th, 2007, 04:14 AM   #116
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not including european city halls (wich beat other city halls by a landslide) i think Philly!

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i also like baltimore's

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Old December 8th, 2007, 09:15 AM   #117
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Another not claiming to be " the best " , but adored Here in Peoria, IL (USA) ....

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Old December 8th, 2007, 04:42 PM   #118
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City hall of Alcobaça in Portugal

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Old December 8th, 2007, 05:34 PM   #119
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Surprisingly still no pics of the Capitol in Rome. Then...

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Old December 8th, 2007, 08:58 PM   #120
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LA's cityhall is very symbolic

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