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Corning Tower

5 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
518-474-2418
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Ranked #19 of 34 attractions in Albany
Type: Architectural Buildings
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Albany NY
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73 reviews 73 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you can get here when the Tower is open go on up for a wonderful panoramic view. Trouble is they are generally not open on the weekends, and you need ID to get in.

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Winter Garden, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Very tall building! Interesting displays in the lobby. They are modern and different. There is an observation deck however it was closed the day we were there. That was a bummer!

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ct
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Cool, but no entry on weekends great place for picture taking. Right next to the egg, across from museum

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Cohocton, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The tower was closed every time we went there & had no hours posted on when it was open.. Very disappointed...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This building is connected to the Egg, Convention Center, and State Museum. Check out the Observation Deck. It's free and has a great view of Albany!

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Albany, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

At the top of the Corning Tower is a gorgeous view!You can see Albany and all the surrounding areas! Definitely a site, you don't want to miss!

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Albany, NY
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88 reviews 88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Just another states office building. The Tower is part of the Rockefeller Plaza and is the tallest building. Visit the Plaza and New York State Museum, but the Tower is only worth a glance.

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Delmar, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Make sure to visit the Observation Deck on the 40th floor for an incredible view up and down the Hudson River. Noteworthy, especially on clear days. Lunch can be had at a window table on the 29th floor cafe. Call to make sure the deack will be open.

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El Paso, Texas
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

It's a well designed building. But compared to the Egg and the New York State Capitol, it's nothing.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Tall building... views of downtown. Nothing special. If you're in the area it's okay to visit but not worth a special trip

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