Albany City Hall, Albany
Categories: Government Buildings, Tourist Spots
Albany City Hall is the seat of government of the city of Albany, New York. It houses the office of the mayor, the Common Council chamber, the city and traffic courts, as well as other city services. The current building was designed by Henry Hobson Richardson in his particular Romanesque style and opened in 1883 at 24 Eagle Street between Corning Place (then Maiden Lane) and Pine Street. It is a rectangular, three-and-a-half-story building with a 202ft tall tower at its southwest corner. The tower contains one of the only municipal carillons in the country.Albany's first city hall was the Stadt Huys, built by the Dutch at the intersection of Broadway and Hudson Avenue probably in the 1660s, though possibly earlier. It was probably replaced around 1740 with a larger building, which continued to be known as the Stadt Huys. In 1754, the Stadt Huys was the location of the Albany Congress, where Benjamin Franklin presented the Albany Plan of Union, the first proposal to unite the British American colonies. In 1797 Albany was declared the state capital of New York and the New York Legislature made its home in Albany's city hall. In 1809 the Legislature opened the first New York State Capitol and Albany's government moved in with the Legislature. After purchasing a plot of land at the eastern terminus of Washington Avenue, across Eagle Street from the capitol, the city government moved into a new city hall designed by Philip Hooker in 1832.For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Albany holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Albany City Hall and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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O histórico prédio da sede da Prefeitura fica quase em frente do New York State Capitol e, consequentemente, da Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza e suas atrações como o New York State ... read more »The historic building of the headquarters of the prefecture is almost in front of the New York State Capitol and, consequently, of Governor Nelson a. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza and its attractions such as the New York State Museum and The Egg. Don't have many attractions, but it's worth the stop if you are visiting the other points.show original
Nem parece ser a capital do estado de Nova Iorque. Um local tranquilo para passear e ver os prédios históricos nas redondezas como New York State Capitol e Rockfeller Empire.Neither seems to be the capital of the State of New York. A quiet place to walk around and see the historic buildings in the neighborhood as New York State Capitol and Rockefeller Empire.show original
Cool place Open area for sightseeing Nice meeting place It was beautiful to see it Near the other monuments
Beautiful building. Unfortunate that most visits are to pay for permits or parking tickets and not to just appreciate the architecture. Oh... Parking is horrendous.
You'll dread whenever you have to trek out to city hall, whether it be a parking ticket or to submit documents to the city government. At least the architecture is really nice.
It is what it is, a zero-accountabilty gubment agency...
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