Austin City Hall

Austin City Hall faces the First Street Bridge, set between Guadalupe and Lavaca Streets. The public is welcome to visit during business hours. There is plenty of parking in the underground garage.

The building was designed in the shape of an armadillo with a tail extending over Second Street. The odd angles don’t make much sense from street level but the outline becomes more apparent when looking down at the roof.


The inside atrium is lined with a stunning combination of Texas limestone and copper. Interesting artwork from local artists is displayed throughout the building. 

The City Council Chamber is located on the first floor. The room has a small stage because live music is included on the agenda of each regular City Council meeting.

Live from the Plaza concerts are held on the outside stage on Fridays in the spring and fall. 

Perhaps “you can’t fight City Hall”…but I’d recommend a visit!

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