One of Milwaukee's most visible and historic landmarks is
Milwaukee City Hall, which was designed by architect Henry H. Koch
and dedicated in December 1895. With its 353-foot-tall bell tower,
which houses a 22,000-pound bell and four clock faces, Milwaukee
City Hall was the U.S.' tallest habitable building from 1895-99; it
was surpassed by New York's Ivins Syndicate Building, now known as
the Park Row Building.
Milwaukee City Hall's German Renaissance Revival design, which
can be seen primarily in its curved gable dormers, steep-slope
copper roof, circular cupola with balustrade and lantern capping,
and terra cotta ornamentation, is a prominent reminder of
Milwaukee's large population of German immigrants...
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