Built during Ali Sadikin era in 1973 – 1975, then the Governor of Jakarta and houses the DKI Local Government offices. The original plan of the building was 20 storeys but later on, it was modified to 23 floors when the building was already 50% built as the local DKI Government felt that there was not enough space to accommodate all the staff during that time.
In 2012, Balaikota Builidng was retrofitted both interiors and the fascade and followed the guidelines for a Green Building. In addition, this building uses the Grid-Tied Building Integrated Photovoltaic System (BIPV) where the solar modules replaced the traditional roof and forms a “Crown” on top of the buiding. The purpose of the PV system is to save on the energy consumption from the National Grid (PLN) for the 23 floors during the operational hours of the office.