Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saving City Hall

Work has been going on for about a year on Brisbane's City Hall, whose foundation stone was laid in 1920. It's probably one of the most iconic buildings in the city forming part of the Brisbane City Council's logo (so it's even on our bills). In order to support its crumbling walls, they have had to excavate inside the main auditorium. In doing so, they have come across all sorts of artifacts. They've even uncovered the streetscape below complete with paving and drains!

Read more about the history of the building in the very excellent Your Brisbane Past and Present.

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