SydneyTownHall

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Sydney Town Hall is built on the site of Sydney's first official European cemetery.

Sydney Town Hall is built on the site of Sydney's first official European cemetery.

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The Vestibule chandelier is lit with has over 170 lamps and is lowered twice a year for maintenance and cleaning.

The Vestibule chandelier is lit with over 170 lamps and is lowered twice a year for maintenance and cleaning.

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For its time, Sydney's Grand Organ was considered by Westminster Abbey's organist as the 'finest organ ever built by an English organ builder'.

For its time, Sydney's Grand Organ was considered by Westminster Abbey's organist as the 'finest organ ever built by an English organ builder'.

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The City's first Royal visitor, HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, laid the foundation stone for Sydney Town Hall on 4 April 1868.

The City's first Royal visitor, HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, laid the foundation stone for Sydney Town Hall on 4 April 1868.

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Four huge bronze bells play the Westminster chimes on the quarter hour and chime the number of the hour, on the hour.

Four huge bronze bells play the Westminster chimes on the quarter hour and chime the number of the hour, on the hour.

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The electric passenger lift in Town Hall, installed in 1906, is the oldest working lift in continuous use in Australia.

The electric passenger lift in Town Hall, installed in 1906, is the oldest working lift in continuous use in Australia.

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The citizens of Sydney were granted a public holiday on the day Sydney Town Hall opened on 27 November 1889.

The citizens of Sydney were granted a public holiday on the day Sydney Town Hall opened on 27 November 1889.

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The ceiling in Centennial Hall is made of Wunderlich pressed metal panels. In 1888, it was claimed that it could withstand the playing of the highest organ note.

The ceiling in Centennial Hall is made of Wunderlich pressed metal panels. In 1888, it was claimed that it could withstand the playing of the highest organ note.

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There was no one single architect for Sydney Town Hall. At least eight men contributed to its final design over a period of 21 years.

There was no one single architect for Sydney Town Hall. At least eight men contributed to its final design over a period of 21 years.

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The first meeting of the Municipal Council of Sydney was held in November 1842.

The first meeting of the Municipal Council of Sydney was held in November 1842.

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Lower Town Hall

The recent upgrade of the Lower Town Hall has restored one of Sydney’s most accessible public venues and the installation of state-of- the art facilities will ensure this space will again become a popular community resource right in the very heart of the city.

Multipurpose Space

The large space at ground level below the Centennial Hall is known as the Lower Town Hall. This hall, punctuated by the reinforced columns which support the floor of the Centennial Hall above, was popular throughout the 20th century as a multi-purpose venue, hosting a wide variety of events including union meetings, state and local government elections, trade and community exhibitions and demonstrations, and public health clinics.

Upgrade

The recent upgrade works to the Town Hall including the installation of air conditioning, flexible staging and seating options, improved lighting and acoustics and the reduction of column intrusion into the open space to create a much improved multi-purpose venue space for exhibitions, concerts, meetings, and community activities.

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