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Auckland Town Hall, Auckland
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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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  • sumptuous building located in the middle of queen street, the town's historical construction as well as other landmarks lights up the night making it more beautiful still and calling the attention of the regulars of the square in tribute to maoris in front and all who climb to the upper queen street, as far as I know there is internal but he simply and visitation and this in the city ... magnifico
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  • Skybus will ride the next day the bus was supposed to be in the vicinity of the hotel, but moved in there. So looking for a new Town Hall bus stop and walk around. Town Hall is lit and I finally looked up, it was clean. Relieved, I was fascinated. That night even though there should be no worry seemed very clean from what I remember. I could take bus safely the next day.
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  • Its ideal that the centre of the city be the town hall. With the victorian tyoe building strucuture and beautifuall timber deisgn inside, degfinately a place to visit when your out and about in auckal...  more »
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  • Beautiful historic building - hosts awesome events
  • Heart of activity in the city center. Host to many events including citizenship ceremony and other activities. Very popular.
  • Great atmosphere
  • It is nice place for listen music
  • Great venue