I realize most of the content here is subjective, so today I will give you complete fact. Brace yourself… Our City Hall looks like it is a building straight out of Gotham City, and that is super, way awesome. In fact.
Built in 2004, Austin City Hall stands as a “unique landmark gateway to Austin City government. The building and plaza serve as a gathering place for public discourse and community collaboration with informality, friendliness, environmental sensitivity and innovative technology. Built of Texas limestone and sitting on the site of a once-raucous 19th century bordello district, Austin’s copper-clad City Hall is as unique as the community it serves.”
I encourage you to read the history of the land where City Hall resides (click on “bordello district” above). It turns out that even in Austin’s infancy (late 1800s), it had a remarkably diverse culture and environment that cultivated entrepreneurial spirit. And that, my friends, are a few of my favorite things about this city.