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Old Indianapolis City Hall

Assisting with the revitalization of Indianapolis' storied Old City Hall.

ARCHtrio has been contracted to work with the local development group, TWG, on the revitalization of Old City Hall, assisting with the Historic Tax Credit process.

Old City Hall was built between 1909 and 1910 and operated in its original intended use as Indianapolis' City Hall until the City-County Building opened in 1962. From 1966 till 2001, the building was home to the Indiana State Museum - while there, the building's central rotunda was altered with the addition of a Foucault pendulum which hung from the stained glass ceiling to the first floor lobby, four stories below, a beloved feature of many museum visitors. Old City Hall briefly served an interim purpose for the Indianapolis Central Library until the new expanded Library facilities and renovation were completed at its permanent home. The building has been primarily vacant since then, only serving briefly as the home for community-driven design charrettes before the 2012 Super Bowl and in 2020.

TWG's vision for the site includes a partnership with 21c Museum Hotels and includes the restoration of Old City Hall and the construction of a new tower to the north. TWG has partnered with StudioAxis out of Indianapolis for the architectural work on Old City Hall, and with Smallwood out of Atlanta, Georgia, for the new tower. Work is anticipated to conclude in 2026.


2024 - Present

Historic Tax Credits


Indianapolis, Indiana



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