St. Louis City Hall was was completed in 1898. The architecture is said to be inspired by Paris' Hôtel de Ville. If you look at pictures of the latter you can see a resemblance, although the one in Paris is quite a bit bigger and ours is more colorful. It could use a restoration - if you look closely you can see window air conditioners - but this is not a city with money to spare. Still, it is an eye-catching downtown landmark.