Saturday, January 24, 2015

Stockholm City Hall

Stockholm City Hall, with its spire featuring the golden Three Crowns, is one of the most famous silhouettes in the Swedish capital. It is one of the country’s leading examples of national romanticism in architecture. The 106 metre tall tower has the three crowns, which is the Swedish national coat of arms, as its apex.

The City Hall was built between 1911 and 1923 to the design of Ragnar Ostberg. It came to be his most famous building, where eight million bricks were used. Inspired by the palaces of the Renaissance, Ragnar Ostberg had the City Hall built around two piazzas, the Civic Court and the Blue Hall. The Blue and the mosaic clad Golden Hall are most known for being the annual host of the Nobel Prize Banquet. 

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