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The center of the local government, this magnificent City Hall is one of the most beautiful buildings in town. This structure is a long bearing masonry design and is an example of Richardson Romanesque architecture. The main structure is three and a half stories tall, and is simultaneously noted for its general simplicity and attention to detail especially in its carvings.
The Historic St. Mary's Church is a historic church located in Albany, New York. The church was built in 1867 by architects Charles C. Nichols and Frederick Brown using a mix of architectural styles such as Mannerist Gothic Revival and Italian Romanesque Revival for the interiors. The church has a rich history in architecture and is an important architectural masterpiece today, with all of its careful planning and intricate details. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Inspired by Paris' Hôtel de Ville, the New York State Capitol Building is a marvel of late 19th-century architecture with a French-style exterior of white marble from Maine and was expensive to build than the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Visitors marvel at the "Million Dollar" Staircase in the main lobby with lavishly carved stone sculptures and bas reliefs. There are free guided tours available Monday through Friday; if your group is ten or more, please book in advance.
The Egg is an ultra-modern performing arts center in Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza where New York artists are prominently featured at limited-run performances. Its peculiar shape is especially evident from the Corning Tower, but from the ground it appears as though it is a capsule from a science-fiction movie.
The 66-acre (27-hectare) block is replete with tall commercial building and small houses alike. The development of Albany reflects through its outstanding examples of 19th and 20th Century architecture. Some of the iconic landmarks include the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company Building, and St. Mary's Church.
The New York State Education Department Building was built in Albany, New York. This building houses New York State Education Department (NYSED) and was formerly home to the New York State Museum and New York State Library. The building was opened in the year 1912 C.E and was designed by Henry Hornbostel. The building got added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on March 18, 1971.
A great way to spend a few hours is exploring Empire State Plaza, a massive public works project undertaken during Nelson Rockefeller's term as Governor of the state. Comprising of the Egg (a performing arts center), the New York State Museum, the Corning Tower and Observation Deck, four government towers and an underground Concourse, you can easily explore these incredible buildings and public space. Underneath in the Concourse is a Subway and a McDonalds, but if you're looking for some local flavor, try Pastabilities.
The celebrated First Reformed Church is situated at Albany in New York. It is a historic church structure and occupies great historic importance. The famed church is also referred as the First Church in Albany or the North Dutch Church. It was constructed in 1798. The church measures 116 foot (35 meters) in length and 70 foot (21 meters) in width. Predominantly constructed through stone and brick, the site is featured on the National Resister of Historic Places.
Walk into this former RKO movie theater of Albany for total entertainment in the Capital Region. This popular venue is known for showcasing a wide variety of music shows, drama, classic films and comedy. After a lot of renovation and restoration, patrons have loved every experience at this splendid theater. The charming ambiance of this 2844 seat capacity theater and the modernized light and sound systems, overall, create a lasting impact of every performance. Home to the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the scintillating performances by these musical talents is worth watching. So come by to enjoy a bit of every field of art in this spacious venue.
The Corning Tower Empire State Plaza is one of the state's great government buildings with 42-floors of offices. The real attraction for visitors is the observation deck on the 42nd floor. A high-speed elevator propels you up in 30 seconds. You are entirely enclosed on the top floor, but the views of the Adirondacks and Vermont's Green Mountains are phenomenal. From the deck you can also see the entire city of Albany and the Mighty Hudson. To gain access, go downstairs to security to print up a badge and go to the elevators on the far end.
The New York State Museum is dedicated to history of this great Northeastern state through a wide variety of collections and exhibits regarding the cultural and natural history. The museum is also a top-notch research facility where several scientists and historians come to do their work. There are over 12 new exhibitions at the New York State Museum every year along with a slew of conferences, meetings, private parties and much more.