Three City Government Buildings Designated as Top 100 in Florida
City Hall at St. James, Florida Theatre and Main Library Chosen
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 6, 2012 — Three city-owned buildings in Jacksonville's urban core have been awarded the designation of Florida's "Top 100 Buildings" by The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects as part of its "Florida Architecture: 100 Years, 100 Places" competition.
City Hall at St. James, the Florida Theatre and the Main Library were selected from thousands of submissions statewide, and are among a total of 17 buildings in Duval County to earn this designation. Throughout the state, 100 buildings were awarded this honor.
"It's an honor to have three city-owned buildings in the running for the A1A Florida 100 Years Celebration. For years, our St. James Building, Florida Theatre and Main Library have helped to define our downtown for visitors and business professionals," said Mayor Alvin Brown. "They help to provide unique, historic character in our urban center for all of Jacksonville to enjoy."
All three buildings are now competing in a statewide contest to be the number one ranked building in Florida. Visit aiafla.org by April 6 to vote for your favorite city building. The competition is designed to highlight Florida's unique and rich architectural heritage.