Columbus City Hall

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (principal architect: Edward Charles Bassett)

Views of the front of this three-story, 60,000 square foot facility


The city hall plan is a triangle with the hypotenuse as the front. A semi-circular porch is embodied within the triangle on the front.


The glass curtain wall of the semi-circle is the real entrance into the building. It was designed to reflect the old courthouse.


The back and the angle of the triangle at the end of the front with Indiana limestone as the base

Other buildings on this site by SOM include: Alcoa Building, Beinecke Rare Book Library, Yale, Crown Zellerbach Building, Davies Symphony Hall, Fort Wayne Art Museum, Richard J. Daley Center, Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology, Hastings College of Law, Hirshhorn Museum, John Hancock Building, Lever House, Olivetti Building, The Republic (Newspaper) Building, and the Sears Tower.

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