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Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza

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Address: Between Madison Ave & State St, Albany, NY 12224
Phone Number: 518-474-2418
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Description: One of the most ambitious urban renewal projects in America features 10...
One of the most ambitious urban renewal projects in America features 10 government buildings set on a six-story platform, delighting visitors with historical attractions, a performing arts center and plenty of music and other entertainment in the summer and fall.
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Spacious interesting square!

A masterpiece of modern architecture, very wide and spacious, but still full of interesting particulars in every side you direct your glance! Good to combine it to a visit in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Bari, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A masterpiece of modern architecture, very wide and spacious, but still full of interesting particulars in every side you direct your glance! Good to combine it to a visit in the capitol state or to a show in the Egg, or a walk at Washington park, also close (half mile away).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Ignore the fact that thousands of homes and businesses were bulldozed at the bequest of Governor Nelson Rockefeller; ignore the fact that downtown Albany was transformed because of a visit by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands; ignore the fact that the 1960s architecture can be perceived by some as inviting as a blank sheet of paper. Regardless, Empire State Plaza,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We attended a free outdoor concert. There are many of these sponsored by local businesses. There was plenty of parking and all sorts of booths for food and drink

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

In the concourse there are always displays and street vendors selling everything from NY State cheeses and syrups. It is a great staging place for an event.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great place to visit with family on weekends and special events. Nice area to stroll for lunch during the work week.

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Hurley, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

As a visitor, there is no reason to go there. I used to have business meetings there, which is why I went inside at all. The architecture is sort of a massive pseudo-Egyptian monumental waste of space, with nothing attractive about it. It's hard to find your way around in and among the buildings, but luckily there's no reason for... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We actually walked under the plaza as it was 40 degrees, overcast, and windy. The concourse under the plaza is very nice with access to all of the buildings which is great in the winter..

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Empire State Plaza is a beautiful sight at night. Despite all of the concrete, the buildings all around are pretty amazing. If you go in the winter, you must go ice skating outside there. It's a great experience. The museum is right there, as well as the egg and capital building. It's a nice place to see if you... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

it was under renovation when I visited, so many areas were closed to the public. Also, it was early Spring so the fountain was not on. I imagine it will be better to visit during summertime. Plenty to walk around. Check out the Egg and the Firefighter Memorial close by

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

What a great place to visit for shows - festivals - events. Have been many times and are never disappointed. The Plaza is well labelled also - to know where you are in relation to your car/garage or public transportation.

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Address: Between Madison Ave & State St, Albany, NY 12224
Phone Number: 518-474-2418
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany

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