With 100 years of history behind it, Tampa, Florida’s Old City Hall has seen its fair share of changes and played a major role in the advancement of the city.
Walbridge performed design build services on this 100-year old facility in Tampa, Florida. Old City Hall has seen its fair share of changes and played a major role in the advancement of the City. With the use of modern technology, Walbridge transformed this high-profile building to look like it did a century ago.
Walbridge worked with project partners FleischmanGarcia Architects and local restoration experts Restocon to renovate the century-old building’s exterior. The work included repairing brickwork, granite and ornate terracotta balustrades and cornices. With an impressive “layer cake” look, the building has an historical feeling. Current technology brings a new era to this grand building.
The Walbridge team utilized 3-D scanning, drone video flying, and still photography to capture the building conditions before construction then translated that information into a set of pre-work as-built documents.
With pedestrians, employees, and vehicles in mind, Walbridge’s continued commitment to safety on all worksites came into play during planning and construction phase and continued during the construction phase.
When the building was first constructed in 1915, it had a price tag of $235,000. The project’s “layer-cake” design was created by renowned local architect M. Leo Elliott.
Now completed, the building has been restored to its 1915 glory and is compatible with the history that radiates from the building. Tampa Old City Hall is listed as a National Historic Building on the Register for Historic Places.