Bayamón City Hall
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Bayamón City Hall is a building in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. As the name suggests, it serves as city hall to that city.
Bayamón City Hall was inaugurated in 1980 by Mayor Ramón Luis Rivera. Rivera stepped down as mayor in 2000, giving way for his son Ramón Luis Rivera, Jr., to become mayor. So far it has been occupied by mayors representing the Partido Nuevo Progresista (PNP).
Located next to El Parque del tren, the city hall is considered a tourist attraction, as it was built over an existing avenue to use its air rights. Visitors park next to the building, walk to the avenue, and board an elevator to reach the offices.
The second floor has a glass-window bridge, from where the visitors can cross from one side to the other, while looking at cars pass by. The upper levels are all for office activities, including citizen complaints, city planning, etc.
The building includes a theatre presenting live drama. This enables the building to be used and attract people in the evenings as well as during the day.
The Bayamón City Hall is painted gray. For a long time, it was the only building in Latin America that was built over an avenue.