Taipei City Government was founded in October 1945 as a provincial municipality. The original office was located at the Zhongshan Hall in Zhongzheng District. In 1967, Taipei City status was upgraded to a Cabinet-level municipality. Its service thus grew much bigger with the large increase of population. Zhongshan Hall could only accommodate around 1,000 employees and many other units were scattered in various rented offices.
In order to carry the city government jobs effectively, a new Taipei City Hall was built in 1994 in Xinyi District.
The Taipei City Hall building is a 12-story architecture with a total floor space of about 197,000 m2, capable of accommodating 6,000 employees. The building also often houses exhibitions, performances, speeches, etc.