Baku City Executive Power

The Executive Power of the Baku City, informally called the mayoralty of Baku, is the executive authority of Azerbaijan's capital, Baku. Its seat is in the Baroque building, built in the beginning of the 20th century.

Executive Power of the Baku City
Azerbaijani: Bakı Şəhər İcra Hakimiyyəti
Баки Шəһəр Иҹра Һакимијјəти
Mayoralty of Baku main façade, 2015.jpg
Alternative namesMayoralty of Baku
General information
Architectural styleBaroque
LocationBaku, Sabail Raion, Istiglaliyyat St. 4
CountryAzerbaijan
Construction started1900
Completed1904
Cost400,000 Russian rubles
OwnerAzerbaijani government
Design and construction
ArchitectJózef Gosławski

During Soviet era the Executive Power of the Baku City was named the Executive Committee of the Baku City Workers' Deputies Council (in 1939–1977), then the Executive Committee of the Baku City National Deputies' Council (in 1977–1991). Since 1991 it has been named the executive power of the Baku City.

BuildingEdit

The building of Baku City Executive Power was originally built as three-floor Baku City Duma and was influenced by layout of Hôtel de Ville. It has a spacious vestibule, wide corridors, marble principal staircase and sophisticated interiors. The second floor houses the state rooms and session hall.

The red decorative bricks and colored marble for the construction were brought from Italy.[1] Having posted a tower in the center of main front and uniting it organically with main part, Józef Gosławski provided brightness and entireness of the composition amid complex details and elements. The central part of the facade bears the seal of Baku, which incorporates three golden torches. The building was Gosławski's last work,[2] he died in the year the building was finished.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Executive Power of Baku City". BakuCity.az. Archived from the original on 2007-07-14. Retrieved 2010-04-14.
  2. ^ "Baku City Executive Power". Azerbaijan.az. Archived from the original on 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2010-04-14.

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Coordinates: 40°22′00″N 49°49′53″E / 40.3668°N 49.8314°E / 40.3668; 49.8314