Renowned for its high Victorian interiors and rich decoration, Sydney Town Hall is the largest and most ornate late 19th century civic building in Australia. When completed in 1889, it was the colony's most daring, technologically innovative and controversial building, and it dominated the Sydney skyline for almost a century. Step into the Vestibule, one of the most historic Victorian interiors in Australia, to see some of the finest craftsmanship from the period. Over 40 different colors and 22 carat gilt highlights decorate the intricate plasterwork. The crystal chandelier hanging from the glass dome was installed 1880 and has over 160 light globes.