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Auckland Town Hall, Auckland

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
The Auckland Town Hall is a historic building on Queen Street in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, known both for its original and ongoing use for administrative functions (such as Council meetings and hearings), as well as for its famed Great Hall and its separate Concert Chamber. The Town Hall and its surrounding context is highly protected as a 'Category A' heritage place in the city's district plan.HistoryBuildingOpened on 14 December 1911 by Lord Islington, then the Governor of New Zealand, the building is one of the most prominent heritage structures on Queen Street. Costing £126,000 to construct, it was designed by Melbourne architects, JJ & EJ Clarke, their Italian Renaissance Revival building selected from amongst 46 proposals. The five-storey building was specially designed to fit the wedge-shaped piece of land that had been acquired for it at the meeting of Queen Street and Grey Street in the 1870s. It bears a striking resemblance to the new Lambeth Town Hall at Brixton, London built around the same time. The town hall formed Auckland's first permanent seat of both administration and entertainment in the city's history, with its Great Hall (seating 1,673 people) modelled on the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, and being considered as having among the finest acoustics in the world.
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  • Quite by fluke we came across the Beyond the Barricades show that had a performance on that we were able to attend. The Town Hall is a beautiful venue with pipe organ and theatre style 2 tier seating....  read more »
  • 奧克蘭市中心不大,沿者Queens Street你一定會看到Town Hall,就在無聊的奧堤廣場旁,不會錯過。禮堂和Sky Tower應該就是奧克蘭市的著名唯二景點,時間不多也是要來,因為如果你不上去Sky Tower,這裡就是代表你來過奧克蘭的地標了。 
  • The Town Hall is a great concert venue, although in this case I was one of the oldest there by a factor of at least 2. The facilities are excellent, the bar and rest rooms are easily accessed before a...  read more »
  • Heart of activity in the city center. Host to many events including citizenship ceremony and other activities. Very popular.
  • Great venue
  • It is nice place for listen music
  • Nice one.
  • Great architecture and history
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