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Notes on the Geography of The United Kingdom: Glasgow Core: Photo 44

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The architect of the City Chambers, William Young, described the design, executed between 1883 and 1890, as a "free and dignified treatment of the Italian Renaissance." Historian Williamson is more restrained, saying only that the building "admitted no doubt of the city's wealth and importance."

The queen came for the building's opening in 1888 and still resides in the pediment, where she forever receives tribute from across her empire.

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