Minneapolis City Council Chambers

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Minneapolis City Council Chambers at Minneapolis City Hall (also known as Hennepin County Courthouse) was designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. Construction started in 1888 and was not completed until 1906. The original Council Chamber lighting exhibits an Art Nouveau influence in the curvaceous flow of the fixture arms and hand-blown opalescent glass.

SLALCO replicated the chandeliers and wall sconces from historic photos. A quartz halogen "uplight" system was concealed inside a casting at the top of the fixture bodies to illuminate the ornate edge-gilded coffered ceiling.

Historic Lighting Consultant: Gary H. Behm, I.E.S.

Architects: Skaaden-Helmes / MacDonald & Mack

Lighting Designer: Lightspaces