Berkeley, California

John Bakewell and Arthur Brown, architects, 1909

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After the 1989 earthquake, this Berkeley city hall was declared unsafe, and would cost between $30 million and $40 million to retrofit. A newer building, designed by James Placheck in 1938, now serves as the city hall of Berkeley.

Here is a link to a good account by Daniella Thompson about the various fortunes of Berkeley's past city halls.

 

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Homeles camp with solar panels in front of the old city hall today (2018)

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