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“Should be better” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Empire State Plaza Convention Center

Empire State Plaza Convention Center
Troy, New York
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Should be better”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

Given that this is the Capital of NYS- one would expect the Convention Center to be a little bit better. At the very least the walk ways to the TimesUnion Center should be covered given the weather in Upstate NY-
Albany needs to take some tips from Boston- and make the enitre plaza more pedestrian friendly- with covered bridges and covered walk ways- No need to build a new one- just small modifications would go a long way to keep State workers from leaving promptly at 5pm also.

Visited April 2012
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Slingerlands, New York
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Dated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

Get's the job done, but could use more lighting and updates.

Visited November 2011
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Hudson, NY
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87 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fun and Biz”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

Have been to many mtgs and to tour the museum over the years. Always a wonderful time. Walk the long halls and take in the art!

Visited January 2012
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United States
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263 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Convention center not really a convention center”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

Albany keeps talking about building a real convention center, but it hasn't happened. So some of the small and larger meeting rooms under the Egg serve as convention space. Rooms are adequate for meetings, but the space is not large enough for many conventions. It is also not located right next to a hotel, although a couple are within 5-10 minutes walk. The art work on the concourse and outside level of the Empire State Plaza is outstanding if you like modern art.

Visited April 2012
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Selkirk, New York
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65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“need to see on foot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

the ode to Governor Rockefeller is really quite pleasant to walk around. intimate while expansive take the underground walk from the capital building to the state museum. At one time, this was all open 24/7 .. until someone tried to set one of the pieces of art on fire.

Visited February 2012
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