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The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany, NY 12220
518-473-1061
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Ranked #5 of 33 Attractions in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Traveler Description: Hovering dramatically over Empire State Plaza, The Egg is a world-class performing arts complex.  Designed by Wallace Harrison, construction of the... more »
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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Very unique architecture - definitely worth a walk around. There's also a museum nearby. Close to other attractions.

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Boise, Idaho
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Worth a visit, if you are also interested in walking around the historic capitol area. Buildings are a mix of old and new with a large water feature and views of downtown Albany and the Hudson River.

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Sanbornton, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We walked about Albany looking at buildings and statues and came upon this neat structure. Had we more time I would have suggested attending a show at The Egg. Perhaps next time.

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New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very unique building! Want to see a show here someday. I heard its a good venue to see someone. My wife can't believe it doesn't fall over! She's nervous about going in the venue.

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Chicago, Illinois
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156 reviews 156 reviews
81 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It is a cool building and well worth seeing. we did not attend an event here but walked through as an event was getting ready to start. It is a cool design but very late 60's / 70's. It compliments the plaza well and there are great views from just outside it. Stop by

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It looks like something from outer space. It's incredible! It's an architectural wonder. It's so huge!

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Sarasota, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
9 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Rockefeller Plaza Mall area are well worth a visit. The Egg - a performing arts center - is the most striking structure on the Mall, but it also includes the State Museum and a very attractive set of modern buildings, all in sharp contrast to the imposing State Capital across the street, make for a nice walk, particularly when... More

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Winter Garden, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It's just a cool building to look at. Very unique in it's design. Inside there are shows and plays seasonally. I do not believe I have evey seen a building such as this.

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Durham, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great location for commencement. Just a bit too much walking. Very unusual architecture. Convenient to shops and services.

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ct
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Not much to it, but if you are in Albany, visit the plaza, see the interesting architectural works, this theater is well....interesting!

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