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The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany, NY 12220
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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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Sanbornton, New Hampshire
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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17 helpful votes 17 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
43 helpful votes 43 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
65 helpful votes 65 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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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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Albany, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The egg is pretty small and confusing. there was nothing to tell you were to go. I was walking around for about an hour trying to find out wear i was going.

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Latham, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Never a bad seat. Small, intimate venue. Great acoustics. Nice wide rows of seating so no need to stand up to allow others past you. Convenient parking underground in the plaza parking garage.

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