"like other official buildings on the Ringstrasse, the Rathaus was a stone hewed symbol"
The Rathaus
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     Construction of the Rathaus - literally "advice house" - took place from 1872-1883 as part of the wholesale building up of the newly constructed Ringstrasse. Designed by German architect Ferdinand von Schmidt in a neo-Gothic style, it is home to the offices of the Mayor of Vienna as well as offices and chambers of the Vienna City Council.