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Albany City Hall, Albany

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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.
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  • It was a pretty building and Germany. Historic landmark has been certified. According to the view of the entrance to the occasional throughout concert is doing is like.
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  • Im a very historic building. Directly in front of the main Government Office building, and all government buildings are surrounded by the downtown location
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  • There are no numbers on the outside of these buildings on Eagle Street so if you have to do any business at City Hall it does make it difficult if you're not familiar with the area .  more »
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  • Albany is great, but how unfortunate that it's employees in Room 202 at City Hall are a four-letter word starting with the same letter as "cookie" and rhyming with the word "hunt."
  • Whenever I get asked if this place is cool, I say "city hall yeah!"
  • Beautiful old building with a lot of important people inside. Most people won't visit here without a good reason.
  • good place
  • 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.

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