Brisbane City Hall

Brisbane City Hall, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, is the seat of the Brisbane City Council. It is located adjacent to King George Square, where the rectangular City Hall has its main entrance.[2] The City Hall also has frontages and entrances in both Ann Street and Adelaide Street. The building design is based on a combination of the Roman Pantheon, and St Mark's Campanile in Venice and is considered one of Brisbane's finest buildings.[3] It was listed on the Register of the National Estate in 1978[citation needed] and on the Queensland Heritage Register in 1992.[4] It is also iconic for its Westminster chimes which sound on the quarter-hour.

Brisbane City Hall
Brisbane City Hall
(view from King George Square)
General information
Architectural styleItalian Renaissance
LocationKing George Square, Brisbane
AddressAdelaide Street, Brisbane City, Queensland
Coordinates27.46885°S 153.023602°E / -27.46885; 153.023602
Construction started29 July 1920
Inaugurated8 April 1930
Renovated6 April 2013
CostA£1,000,000
OwnerBrisbane City Co
Height91 m
Technical details
Floor count3
Design and construction
ArchitectThomas Ramsay Hall
George Gray Prentice
Architecture firmHall & Prentice
Structural engineerRussell John McWilliam
Freney & Davidson
Other designersBruce Dellit, Peter Kaad, Emil Sodersten, Noel Wilson
Main contractorArthur Midson
D.D. Carrick
Renovating team
ArchitectMegan Jones, Scott MacArthur (2010–2013)[1]
Website
www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/cityhall

The building has been used for royal receptions, pageants, orchestral concerts, the Lord Mayor's Seniors Christmas Concerts, civic greetings, flower shows, school graduations and political meetings. In 2008, it was discovered that the building had severe structural problems. After a three-year restoration, it re-opened on 6 April 2013.


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