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he Stockholm City Hall is the building of the Municipal Council for the City of Stockholm in Sweden. It stands on the eastern tip of Kungsholmen island. It houses offices and conference rooms as well as ceremonial halls, and the luxury restaurant Stadshusk鄟laren. It is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet and one of Stockholm's major tourist attractions.
In 1907 the city council decided to build a new city hall . An architectural contest was held which resulted in Radnar 珺tberg chosen to perform the drawings and the construction of the City Hall. The construction took twelve years, from 1911 to 1923. Nearly eight million red bricks were used. The dark red bricks, called "munktegel" (monks's brick) because of their traditional use in the construction of monasteries and churches, were provided by Lina brick factory near S鐰ert鄟je. Construction was carried out by craftsmen using traditional techniques. The building was inaugurated on 23 June 1923.
The City Hall of Stockholm is one of the most beautiful and well known buildings inSweden and the most exclusive ballroom in Stockholm, and used for the yearly Nobel Banquet. The City Hall is known for its hospitality, its unique art treasures, magnificent banquettes and an intriguing history attracting close to 400,000 visitors a year. I took many shots within the interior and will post several. Amazing place.

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