City Hall Opens
Johnston’s historic railway station is featured in subtle yet stunning ways in the new town center’s design. The city hall’s double columns represent railroad tracks; 19.5-inch-high stone elements relate to railway tie spacing; and 4-foot 8-inch building module spacing mirrors railroad spacing. What’s more fun is the repetition of 65-degree angles throughout city hall and on the outdoor stage, nodding to the angle the urban railway ran through Johnston 50 years ago.
In addition to the unique architectural elements, the city hall will feature repurposed trees and be powered by 80 percent solar power. On top of that, over 75 percent of the construction project waste will be diverted for use on-site. We’re working with the future in mind.