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Stockholm in Stockholm County, Södermanland Province, Sweden — Northern Europe (Scandinavia)
 

Stadshuset / City Hall

 
 
Stadshuset / City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 11, 2017
1. Stadshuset / City Hall Marker
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HISTORIK
Stadshuset byggdes 1911 - 1923 efter Ragnar Östbergs ritning. Stadshuset är Ragnar Östbergs mest berömda verk och består av 8 miljoner tegelstenar. Inspirerat av italienska renässanspalats byggdes huset kring två öppna torg eller piazzor Borgargården och Blå Hallen. Blå Hallen och den mosaikbeklädda Gyllene Salen är mest kända för att stå värd för den årliga Nobelbanketten.

Stadshuset är också en arbetsplats för stadens politiker och tjänstemän och det är också här som Kommunfullmäktige håller sina möten.

På samma plats som Stadshuset nu står, fanns tidigare den berömda Eldkvarnen som eldhärjades 1878.

HISTORY
The City Hall was built between 1911 - 1923 to the design of Ragnar Östberg. It came to be his most famous building and a total of 8 million bricks was used. Inspired by the palaces of the Renaissance, Ragnar Östberg had the City Hall built around two piazzas, the Civic Court and the Blue Hall. The Blue Hall and the mosaic clad Golden Hall are most known for being the annual host of the Nobel Prize Banquet.

The City Hall is the workplace for the citys politicians

Stadshuset / City Hall Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By bynyalcin (via Wikimedia Commons, under CC 3.0 license), April 17, 2014
2. Stadshuset / City Hall Marker - wide view
and civil servants and it is also here where the City Council have their meetings.

On the location where the City Hall was built, there was earlier a mill, the famous Eldkvarnen, which was ravaged by fire in 1878.
 
Location. 59° 19.681′ N, 18° 3.313′ E. Marker is in Stockholm, Södermanland Province, in Stockholm County. Marker is on Hantverkargatan. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Hantverkargatan 1, Stockholm, Södermanland Province 111 52, Sweden. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Riddarholmen (approx. half a kilometer away); Centralposthuset / The Central Post Office (approx. half a kilometer away); Norstedts (approx. half a kilometer away); Kammarrättens hus / Administrative Court of Appeal (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Kvarteret Brunkhalsen (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Sparreska Palatset / Palace (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Västra Gymnasiehuset / Western High School Building (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Östra Gymnasiehuset / Eastern High School building (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockholm.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stockholm City Hall (Wikipedia). "The Stockholm City Hall (Swedish: Stockholms stadshus or Stadshuset locally) is the building of the Municipal Council for the City of Stockholm in Sweden. It stands on the eastern tip

Stadshuset / City Hall (taken from Riddarholmen) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 11, 2017
3. Stadshuset / City Hall (taken from Riddarholmen)
of Kungsholmen island, next to Riddarfjärden's northern shore and facing the islands of Riddarholmen and Södermalm. It houses offices and conference rooms as well as ceremonial halls, and the luxury restaurant Stadshuskällaren. It is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet and is one of Stockholm's major tourist attractions." (Submitted on December 11, 2019.) 

2. Blue Hall (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 11, 2019.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Blå hallen / Blue Hall image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 11, 2017
4. Blå hallen / Blue Hall
"The Blue Hall (Swedish: Blå hallen) is the main hall of the Stockholm City Hall best known as the banquet hall for the annual Nobel Banquet, and also used for state visits, student balls, jubilees and other large events....The Hall is 50 meters (160 ft) long, 30 meters (98 ft) wide and 22 meters (72 ft) high and has a floor space of 1,500 square metres (16,000 sq ft). It contains a monumental staircase, balcony, and loggia....The Blue Hall contains a pipe organ known as the Stadshusorgeln (Town Hall pipe organ). The organ was dedicated in 1925. It has around 10,000 pipes and is Scandinavia's 2nd largest musical instrument...." - Wikipedia
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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