Inspiration for Super Friends' Hall of Justice


31 Responses to “Inspiration for Super Friends' Hall of Justice”

  1. jworick says:

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  2. Shawn Wolfe says:

    #10 Not sure David. I just Googled “60s supermarket” and came up with that link.

  3. GregLondon says:

    wondertwin powers… Activate!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wonder if the architect sued for copyright infringement by a derivative work. [/sarcasm]

  5. LB says:

    The Old Navy on 34th Street in Manhattan (between 6th & 7th) looks just like the Hall of Justice. It’s always cracked me up.

  6. Anonymous says:

    They are currently repainting the Warner Bros mural in Burbank. Looking around the plastic covering you can see it’s the Hall of Justice being painted.

  7. cfJeff says:

    @ GregLondon

    Shape of…. An Eagle !

  8. MrJM says:

    The design of the DuPage County Courthouse has always struck me as an overt homage to the Hall of Justice —

  9. gobo says:

    I love taking friends to the Hall of Justice in Cincinnati. Union Terminal is a fantastic building, inside and out, and currently home to three great museums and an Omnimax theatre. One of my favorite things about my hometown.

  10. SweetCuppinCakes says:

    I find the railway station in Helsinki to be quite Hall of Justicey. Note the ominous guards flanking the entrance, holding giant orbs.

  11. retrojoe says:

    I’ve taken a train from there. The “station” aspect of it is now just a small room towards the back. The schedule is posted on an old magnet board. To get to a train you have to walk down service corridors and board at the back of the building.

  12. Adam Stanhope says:

    See also Hualamphong train station in Bangkok:

  13. thenson says:

    Here’s another building that I always thought looked like the Hall of Justice!

    The American Airlines Center in Dallas:

  14. David Pescovitz says:

    SHAWN_WOLFE @6, Is that a grocery store in San Francisco? Looks familiar.

  15. Rick. says:

    The first and last time I was in Cincinnati, I saw this building and had flashbacks of my youth rushing home from school to watch the Super-Friends. I always wondered if the Hall of Justice was inspired by this building.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I live up on a hill towards the side and every morning I can see this building…the downside is that everything surrounding it is crumbling due to neglect…

  17. strider_mt2k says:

    I just did my Jury Duty in Camden, NJ at the Hall of Justice.

    I can never get Ted Knight out of my head when I’m walking up to the building.

  18. Church says:

    If they did that today, there’d be a lawsuit.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Every summer vacation we would drive through Cincinnatti on our way to Florida from Toronto and my sister and I couldn’t wait to be the first one to spot “The Hall of Justice”. I guess we were right all along.

  20. Trevour says:

    Haven’t been to the UT in Cincy in over 8 years. Time I go back! Beautiful inside, and I remember they had a really awesome scale model of the entire city.

  21. Anonymous says:

    actually there is a little know museum in union terminal in addition to the children natural and history museum there is a small train museum in a top tower overlooking the train yard

  22. mrong says:

    A while back I was making my way to Union Terminal to check out some moving robotic dinosaur exhibit, I turned the wrong way and ended up at the warehouse right next to UT. Inside this warehouse was some sort of underground sweater sale, where people of all types were buying boxes of sweaters at a time. The entire place didn’t have a single light on, and it was about a trillion degrees (it was July) inside. I did get a nice v-neck for like four dollars. The Dinosaurs where pretty awesome too.

  23. bender00 says:

    I love that Cincy makes its way into Boing Boing from time to time.

    Union Terminal is hands-down my kids’ favorite local attraction.

  24. Brainspore says:

    Right, like Batman would be caught dead taking public transportation.

  25. Nycteris says:

    Oh ha, I’ve been there several times and never noticed! That is a WONDERFUL museum.

  26. Steaming Pile says:

    Hard to draw? If H/B was operating efficiently, it would only need to have been drawn once.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Well, here in Buenos Aires we have the inspiration for the Hall of Evil of the SuperFriends show:

  28. retrojoe says:

    @ Shawn_Wolf and #10> That looks like an old Kohl’s Grocery store. They were very common in the Milwaukee area until the early 90s. It was the same family that started Kohl’s department store (the parents of WI Senator Herb Kohl). They’re all out of business now but a few of the buildings remain.

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