City Hall built from stone from the UK

The Cape Town City Hall is a much loved building,  not only for its architecture and magnificent classical music performances, but also because of the statue of the late President Nelson Mandela on its Darling Street balcony.

The City Hall was built in 1905 in the Edwardian style, with excellent acoustics for musical performances and has a 3165 pipe organ designed by Sir George Martin of St Paul’s Cathedral in London.  Its main hall can seat 953 patrons. It is home to the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra.  The City Hall is a mere 450 metres from Labotessa Hotel.

What makes the building unusual is that it is built from honey-coloured oolitic limestone imported from Bath in England. Its building tower has a turret clock,  modelled on but half the size of Big Ben in London.

 

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