Completed by the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics, the unique City Hall belongs in the list of objects protected under heritage conservation. The appearance of the fascinating complex brings to mind the ancient pyramids of the Mayans, as well as the old bastions surrounding Tallinn’s Old Town dating from the Swedish rule.
The waterfront location of the hall, its proximity to the passenger port, the hall seating 4,200 people, ice rink and cafés turned it into a significant place for the citizens of Tallinn as a cultural venue, but also as an element in the city design.
At the last event that took place here in December 2009, someone said "The City Hall is going to hibernation". At the moment, negotiations are taking place to renovate the complex that can only be viewed from the outside, and taking it back into use.