Completed in 1812, New York’s City Hall is one of the oldest City Halls in the nation still serving its original purpose. It is the third home of New York's government, but the first to be built specifically as a municipal seat. It is a National Historic Landmark and an NYC Landmark, and the rotunda, lit by a central oculus and graced by a “floating" staircase, is an NYC interior landmark. The plaza, rotunda, City Council chamber, and Governor’s Room will be open.
Access Notes: Photo ID is required. Visitors should expect standard government office building entrance requirements (metal detector, etc). Children must be at least 9 years old to visit.
Saturday Tour Info: OPENDIALOGUE Self-guided tours will be ongoing throughout the afternoon, with staff from the NYC Public Design Commission and Richard Southwick, Partner and Director of Historic Preservation for Beyer Blinder Belle, stationed throughout the building.
Image Credit: Andrew Moore