Easton City Hall | Spillman Farmer Architects - architecture and design

Easton City Hall | Spillman Farmer Architects



Designed by Spillman Farmer Architects, Decades before the city?s founding in 1752, the region is later known as Easton, Pennsylvania was originally known as ?The Place at the Forks? by the Lenape Native American tribe. This nickname refers to the position of the city at the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh rivers. These rivers proved significant throughout history, allowing Easton to become a prominent military base during the Revolutionary War, one of the first three cities to hold a public reading of the Declaration of Independence, and a significant transportation hub for the steel and coal industries during the 19th century.
Photography: Halkin Mason Photography
Today, the Delaware and Lehigh rivers are united at the site of the new Easton City Hall and Transportation Center ? a nod to the city?s history and a signal of the resurgence of government and transportation in the region. The building serves as Easton?s public gateway and is a welcoming symbol for the city?s future.
The complex is made up of two companion structures: a three-story, 45,000-square-foot hybrid civic building and a three-level parking deck. The main building houses Easton?s local government on its upper two floors; retail tenants and a regional transportation hub occupy its base. The mixed programming within the complex gives this civic building a life beyond its normal 9 a.m. ? 5 p.m. office hours.
Photography: Halkin Mason Photography
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