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City Hall, Oslo, NorwayPhoto by Alison Crawford
Officially opened in 1950 but begun in the early 1930s.
From Wikipedia:

Oslo City Hall (Norwegian: Oslo rådhus) houses the city council, city administration, and art studios and galleries. The construction started in 1931, but was paused by the outbreak of World War II, before the official inauguration in 1950. Its characteristic architecture, artworks and the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, held on 10 December, makes it one of Oslo’s most famous buildings. It was designed by Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson. The roof of the eastern tower has a 49-bell carillon which plays every hour. It is situated in Pipervika in central downtown Oslo. The area was completely renovated and rebuilt to make room for the new city hall, back in the late 1920s. In June 2005 it was named Oslo’s “Structure of the Century”, with 30.4% of the votes.

Here’s a wider view of the complex:

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City Hall, Oslo, Norway
Photo by Alison Crawford

Officially opened in 1950 but begun in the early 1930s.

From Wikipedia:

Oslo City Hall (Norwegian: Oslo rådhus) houses the city council, city administration, and art studios and galleries. The construction started in 1931, but was paused by the outbreak of World War II, before the official inauguration in 1950. Its characteristic architecture, artworks and the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, held on 10 December, makes it one of Oslo’s most famous buildings. It was designed by Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson. The roof of the eastern tower has a 49-bell carillon which plays every hour. It is situated in Pipervika in central downtown Oslo. The area was completely renovated and rebuilt to make room for the new city hall, back in the late 1920s. In June 2005 it was named Oslo’s “Structure of the Century”, with 30.4% of the votes.

Here’s a wider view of the complex:

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Common Council Chambers, Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, New YorkPhoto by Wendy Darling
One of the many animals carved into the stonework in the chamber.
From the City’s web site:

What is further expected from the Council is represented by the use of animals and bird life. Examples of these are the faithfulness of the dog, the courage of the lion, the sacrifice of the pelican and the forcefulness of the hawk.

Common Council Chambers, Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, New York
Photo by Wendy Darling

One of the many animals carved into the stonework in the chamber.

From the City’s web site:

What is further expected from the Council is represented by the use of animals and bird life. Examples of these are the faithfulness of the dog, the courage of the lion, the sacrifice of the pelican and the forcefulness of the hawk.

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Common Council Chambers, Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, New YorkPhoto by Wendy Darling
The chamber has its original seats, which BTW, I could not fit into. I sort of sat sidewalks as the guide talked.
From the City’s web site:

When City Hall was designed and later opened, the fashions of the day favored men’s hats. The derby and bowler influenced the City Hall planners to the degree that every chair in the Council Chamber was equipped with a hat holder under the seat.

Common Council Chambers, Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, New York
Photo by Wendy Darling

The chamber has its original seats, which BTW, I could not fit into. I sort of sat sidewalks as the guide talked.

From the City’s web site:

When City Hall was designed and later opened, the fashions of the day favored men’s hats. The derby and bowler influenced the City Hall planners to the degree that every chair in the Council Chamber was equipped with a hat holder under the seat.

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