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The City Hall was built between 1926 and 1929 by the British architects Gordon and Meadows, and is a typical example of Neoclassical architecture. As you can see, the front façade features 18 Corinthian columns on three levels.

The project for the new gallery used link bridges and a new basement level to integrate the City Hall and the former Supreme Court buildings, combining older and newer architectural styles.

 

An interesting fact: the City Hall witnessed a historical event of exceptional importance. It was here, on September 12, 1945, that Admiral Louis Mountbatten, in the name of the Allied Forces, accepted the surrender of Japan, thus putting an end to the Second World War.

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