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“360 degree views”

City Hall Observation Deck
Ranked #49 of 180 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 13, 2014

Virtually empty in the late afternoon. Free and easily accessed. Glass walls are open at the top so it can be breezy.

3  Thank squitty1
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

I've lived here 18 years and just now discovered this awesome view! And best thing… its free. THE ABOVE ADDRESS IS WRONG. The street number is 900 NOT 901.

4  Thank mommovesfast
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

There are two City Hall buildings in Richmond. I have to tell you my husband and I appreciated the observation deck on the 19th floor of the NEW City Hall building; you can walk all the way around and see so much of the city. The views are amazing! But, being lovers of grande architecture, this new building does nothing for us....all steel and glass. Now, if you go across the street to the OLD City Hall you will see something totally different. Completed in 1894, this building is high Victorian Gothic design and it is magnificent! The building is dominated by two large asymmetrical towers, reminiscent of town halls in Europe. The building takes up an entire city block! The first floor is open to the public Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and we never expected to see the type of architecture and design that was inside. The interior centers around a large skylit atrium surrounded by four levels of cloister-like arcades, linked by a grand staircase. We were soooooo impressed! Don't miss it! You can visit both City Halls free of charge.

6  Thank travelexplorer27
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Happened upon the observation deck by chance but we were glad we did. The views are great, from the top you can see the entire Richmond area on a clear day. To get to the deck just enter the new city hall, get in any elevator and press the "OD" or observation deck button.

10  Thank C R
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Great view terrible place but misery loves company. I have been to the city hall which the mayor refers to has the becon of hope and it is when you go to the observation deck you just want to jump off and fly like a bird out richmond.

2  Thank svencat
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