Cape Town City Hall

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Cape Town City Hall is a large Edwardian building in Cape Town city centre which was built in 1905. It is located on the Grand Parade to the west of the Castle and is built from honey-coloured oolitic limestone imported from Bath in England.

The building was designed as the result of a public competition, the winning architects being Messrs Harry Austin Reid and Frederick George Green, with the contractors being Messrs T. Howard and F. G. Scott. Much of the building material, including fixtures and fittings was imported from Europe.

Auditorium with Organ © Magemu/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Magemu/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Diego Delso/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Martinvl/cc-by-sa-4.0 Cape Town City Hall lit up in the colours of the Ukrainian flag © Discott/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Magemu/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Cape Town City Hall lit up in the colours of the Ukrainian flag © Discott/cc-by-sa-4.0
The City Hall no longer houses the offices of the City of Cape Town, which are located in the Cape Town Civic Centre. From 1982 to 2008 it hosted the Central Library, which has since moved to the adjacent Old Drill Hall. The City Hall has become a central venue for creative and cultural events such as art exhibitions and concerts. One of these events includes the City Hall Sessions. Perhaps the most widely publicized event held at the Cape Town City Hall is the Festive Lights Switch On, hosted by the City of Cape Town. The event is free to all, and includes top local performers, musicians and a projection mapping display on the facade of the building.

On 24 July 2018, a statue of Nelson Mandela on the balcony overlooking the Grand Parade was unveiled. It was on the same spot where he made a speech when he was released from prison on 11 February 1990.

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