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City Hall Gets More Visitors than Theme Parks

Design Niigata

Completed in 2012, Aore City Hall in Nagaoka City, Niigata, was designed to be an architectural specimen that would stimulate and reinvigorate the local economy. And that’s exactly what it has accomplished. In a City with a population of 280,000 people, Aore, as it was called, attracts roughly 1.2 million people per year. That’s about how many people the popular Yomiuri Land amusement park gets.

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