This building paper model is the old city hall in Tacoma, Washington. USA. And it was Built in 1893. Tacoma’s legacy of historic buildings and strong architectural icons is matchless for a Pacific Northwest city its size. Looming in the distant perspective of Tacoma’s principal boulevard, Pacific Avenue, is the Italianate tower of Old City Hall, built in 1893. The building recalls the lofty first years of the city, when the transcontinental railroad broke through the last range of mountains on its westerly course to the Pacific Ocean where it connected with the saltwater of Puget Sound in Tacoma. The City of Tacoma burst into being in 1873 around a breathtaking natural harbor called Commencement Bay. Twenty years later, the city completed construction of this magnificent public building evoking the splendors of Florence and promising the commerce and culture of the world’s great seaports.
More than a century later, Tacoma’s Old City Hall continues to be one of the city’s most visible landmarks whether approached by land or sea. Its bell tower clock chimes the hours each day. The building’s design and careful restorations seem to defy time. Old City Hall’s unmistakable silhouette is one of the symbols of the City of Tacoma and is a centerpiece of a rich historic district overlooking the bay.
Of course, Old City Hall is best appreciated in person during a visit to Tacoma. Just walking around the building and seeing its fine detail and ornamentation is an unforgettable experience. In the event you’re not in Tacoma and would like a sense of the building’s physical presence, we've provided a 3-D model of Old City Hall for you. It will help prepare you for seeing the real thing.[via cityoftacoma]
You can download this building papercraft from here: Old CityHall - Tacoma, Washington Free Building Paper Model Download