Hayward City Hall
|Hayward City Hall|
Hayward City Hall
|Location||777 B Street/Watkins St.|
|Opening||January 10, 1998|
|Owner||City Of Hayward|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Heller Manus Architects|
|Developer||Sarfi Regis Group|
Hayward City Hall is the third and current Hayward city hall building, located in downtown Hayward, California, USA. next to the Hayward BART Station. The city hall opened in January 1998, replacing the abandoned City Center Building, which served as Hayward's city hall for 29 years from 1969 to 1998. Hayward's first city hall, which is also closed to the public, is now in the Alex Giualini Plaza, three blocks away.
Since the building is located close to the Hayward Fault, it was designed to withstand a major earthquake. The inability of the Hayward City Center building to withstand a major earthquake, shown by damage to it from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, was the main motivation for the new city hall's construction.
The interior of the building contains a time capsule, to be opened on January 10, 2048, on the 50th anniversary of the building's dedication.
The park and plaza facing the city hall is host to various city sponsored events, including a weekly farmer's market, and in July, the Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival. The city hall contains an art gallery run by the Hayward Arts Council. in 2011, the gallery hosted a major exhibition of the work of Corita Kent.
- About Hayward, City of Hayward.
- dedication plaque, Hayward City Hall, Jan 10, 1998
- Seismic Isolation of Hayward City Hall, Earthquake Protection Systems, Inc.
- Bay Area Blues Society website
- Hayward Arts Council website
- "Work of pop art icon Corita Kent coming to Hayward, Castro Valley galleries", Oakland Tribune, February 14, 2011
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