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New City Hall

Before the New City Hall was built (1965), various architectural firms submitted designs  in 1958 as part of  a competition.

The full story of the competition and building New City Hall here.

tspa_0004366f cityhall-a-r5-01Below, a selection of designs that were passed on.

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One response

  1. Bruce Chown

    In retrospect, I believe the City Fathers who chose the clam shell design in the ’60s made the right choice. I was more ambivalent about the design when I first saw the buildings. I’ve heard that it had functional problems such as the separation of City staff into two separate silos and, as some of us know, at least one stalled elevator full of students on a tour of the new buildings.

    October 28, 2015 at 4:24 pm

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