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Old January 21st, 2008, 04:46 PM   #161
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The title clearly says "Best City Hall", not "Best City Hall and various other things around it".
The historic context is the European town hall is a combination of the town hall and a major gatehering place in front of it. In fact, the town hall and town square are very much integrated. People gather there to see what's happening inside the building, to protest, and to celebrate. That's historic context. The Legislative Council and City Hall do not have such an association, hence there's no reason to put the two together, and as the original person who brought it up noted in a post, that he brought it up because of aesthetic reasons.

Can't blame you for not knowing history though. Now you learned something.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 05:15 PM   #162
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Only thing I learnt is that you are still a tool.

Doesn't take long to learn that though, one post should be enough.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 05:18 PM   #163
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Only thing I learnt is that you are still a tool.

Doesn't take long to learn that though, one post should be enough.
To the ignorant masses even if reality and common sense is presented multiple times it may not sink in. Something's cluttering up the senses.

I don't think it's very surprising a great civic space is accompanied with a major civic facility. Even in many modern designs, the public square is an important feature in a city hall surrounding.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 12:47 PM   #164
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Makati city hall, Philippines







view of Makati skyline from the rooftop of the city hall

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Old January 22nd, 2008, 02:10 PM   #165
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To the ignorant masses even if reality and common sense is presented multiple times it may not sink in. Something's cluttering up the senses.
There are liquid solutions for that you know...
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 04:13 PM   #166
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There are liquid solutions for that you know...
Yes, when the brain liquefies and becomes useless.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 04:49 PM   #167
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Yes, when the brain liquefies and becomes useless.
Well on your way through experience eh?
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 05:01 PM   #168
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Well on your way through experience eh?
I'd think liquefaction has occurred and gone way beyond for those who don't know much about city halls, town hall history, and the importance of civic spaces going together with civic functions. Quite an obvious fit, but apparently not to some. Didn't realize it'd take a lot of brainpower to process that common sense.

In fact, we see manifestations of this design even in modern city hall designs, quite obviously. Although not all of these public spaces have been successful.

Calgary is a fairly young city, with their city hall sitting on one block then an Olympic Plaza across the street as a public gathering place.





Then there is Place Jacques-Cartier in Montreal, although their old city does date back about 5 centuries, right across from their Hotel de Ville.

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Old January 23rd, 2008, 05:11 AM   #169
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Buffalo City Hall:

32 floors, 26 usable floors
398 feet of Art Deco masterpiece
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Buffalo City Hall









and the view from 370 feet...










From wikipedia


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From City of Buffalo website
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 05:23 AM   #170
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Buffalo has that nice art deco style
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 08:33 AM   #171
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The view from the public observation deck at Buffalo City Hall is quite good. I've been there a few times before, but the building itself needs some renovations. The interiors are not so well maintained.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 04:50 PM   #172
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damn, there are so many great halls here in this thread, it is very difficult to chose a best one!

my favorites are vienna, paris, brussels, manchester, philadelphia and minneapolis, i guess



oh, here are some german city halls:

Berlin


Hamburg


München (Munich)


Köln (Cologne)


Frankfurt am Main


Essen


Düsseldorf (Dusseldorf)


Bremen


Hannover


Leipzig


Dresden


Nürnberg (Nuremberg)


Kaiserslautern


Herschbach, my hometown
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Old January 27th, 2008, 06:39 PM   #173
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I don't recall having seen that Berlin one, and I thought I walked most of the tourist sights already. Where is it located?
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Old January 27th, 2008, 07:12 PM   #174
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As far was American city halls go, i think Milwaukee's near the top


from google

And San Franciscos is definently one of the best in NA

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Old January 30th, 2008, 10:43 AM   #175
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 07:42 AM   #176
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Old February 4th, 2008, 06:23 AM   #178
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Thanks for the Over sized photo post. Almost crashed my computer
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Old February 4th, 2008, 01:08 PM   #179
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No prob buddy

You have to recognize every stone pore to adore its beauty in a whole
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