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Belfast City Hall

 

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  • Belfast first became a city during 1888 and it was then that the plans for the building were first mooted.
  • Belfast City Hall is a hugely influential building with the Neo Classical style considered an inspiration for the later Port of Liverpool Building whilst Durban's City Hall is an almost exact copy.
  • The lantern dome is similar in design to St Paul's Cathedral in London and even has a similar whispering gallery thanks to the way the curving structure carries around vibrations from one side of the wall to the other.
  • The building was significantly damaged during World War 2 when a bomb destroyed its Great Hall. This has since been rebuilt by 1952 as an almost exact replica of the destroyed original.

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Architect
Alfred Brumwell Thomas
Main Contractor
H+J Martin
Quantity Surveyor
WH Stephens

Reference Data

Reference No.
5996
First Uploaded
08-04-2009
Last Editorial Date
08-04-2009
 

Building Location

Address
Donegall Square, Belfast. BT1
Council
Belfast City Council
County
County Antrim
Region
Northern Ireland
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1888
Construction start date
1898
Completion date
1906
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Neo Classical

Roof Height (AGL)
53.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Government


Construction Cost
£369,000.00
Budget Date
1906

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