Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, Albany

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  • I have been to the Plaza many times over the past 25 years. It is a barren place. LOOK AT THE PHOTO. Does that look like a place where you want to hang out? "Hey, guys, let's hang out on the concrete ...  more »
  • Empire State Plaza is part of the Campus of the State Capitol in Albany. Built in the 1970s, it is the Taj Mahal of Urban Renewal projects. A good portion of Albany was bulldozed to create Empire Stat...  more »
  • On the Sat following a one to two foot snowstorm the Plaza was almost empty. Four or five families were taking it in and taking pictures. I was very impressed with the design of the Plaza, its uniform...  more »
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  • A must visit for the tourists. Being the capital of New York, Albany doesn't have much to offer, but this museum and state capitol area is worth visiting. One can sit down, relax and enjoy the architecture and calmness. Not much crowded and good for jogging and meditation too.
  • One of the best places in the Capital Region to bring a kid with a scooter to ride. The stairs to the museum make for a great workout. Their summer farmer's market and music series are phenomenal. The architecture is brutalism at its finest. And it is a great place for a stroll.
  • Beautiful on a nice sunny day! Nice to walk about and look at the unique architecture. Wish there were more information signs and maybe a little refreshment cart/coffee stand and maybe more sitting area to have lunch.
  • Unique capital area. They however waste immense amounts of money on b.s. projects. Use or loose it principle in politics seen here
  • I come here to the DMV yearly to renew my irb. The service is somewhat fast but the people working there are extremely nice. The buildings around there are very big and beautiful. A nice place to visit when you are at Albany.

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