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Address: Empire State Plaza, Concourse Level, Albany, NY 12220
Phone Number: 518-473-1061
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Description: Hovering dramatically over Empire State Plaza, The Egg is a world-class...
Hovering dramatically over Empire State Plaza, The Egg is a world-class performing arts complex.
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Neat building

This building is really unique. Best part about it is that it is on the plaza in Albany- a great place to walk or sit in the sun and have lunch. Tours are available, easiest to do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Mississauga, ON

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Mississauga, ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This building is really unique. Best part about it is that it is on the plaza in Albany- a great place to walk or sit in the sun and have lunch. Tours are available, easiest to do on a weekday. Have definitely never seen such a unique structure, makes up for the rather uninspired architecture around the rest of the... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very cool architecture and story behind it. Our tour guide was great and informative. Amazing info regarding the wood structure, the seats being larger than usual, etc. FREE TOUR provided by Taxpayer $. Go to the Visitors Center in the lobby. They hook you up to tour the Empire STate Plaza and the Capitol.

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Leicester
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We wanted to see the egg but a surly elevator guide told us we had to be part of a tour - but didn't know when they were. On the up side we saw a BRILLIANT band under the egg ' made in the shade' the jazzy four under the egg

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Whether inside this iconic building, sitting in either one of the two theaters, or outside on the Plaza for the Made in the Shade lunchtime concerts, this venue offers some of the best musicians at the best prices with the best seats for listening to the music that can be found in a hundred mile radius. So many excellent memories... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have seen many wonderful concerts at the Egg. Great acoustics, clean and comfortable (Not the place to go if you want a Mosh Pit environment, tho).

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Albany, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice place, great views, but not to exciting. A little history, but I just went for a school function.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Best place to see a show parking is very easy and it's close to any place in Albany you will not be disappointed.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Saw Chris Botti perform here. Great seats (not a bad seat here) and amazing musicians, both Chris and his band!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The building's shape and size is truly impressive. From a distance it seems as much a sculpture as a building. The Egg goes down through six stories deep into the Earth. It was designed to accommodate cultural events. It's a must see in Albany.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a cool looking building in Albany. My grandfather and father actually worked on the masonry of this building, along with the other's located in the capital region.

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