Empire State Plaza
- The Empire State Plaza is the largest state capital complex of unified architectural conception in the United States.
- It covers 98 acres and houses some 11,000 state employees in ten buildings.
- Construction began in 1965 and was completed in 1978.
- Total cost was about $1.7 billion.
- The project was conceived by former Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1959 during a visit from Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands, when he felt embarrassed by the dilapidated condition of the city.
- The Plaza has been sharply criticized over the years for its immense size, cost, quality of design, and disruption to the traditional city fabric.
- Harrison & Abramovitz
- Sargent Webster Crenshaw & Folley
- Carson Lundin & Shaw
- James, Meadows and Howard
Also recorded for this building:
Civil engineering, Foundation company, General contractor, MEP engineering, Owner, Structural engineering
|1||Erastus Corning Tower||589 ft||44||skyscraper||1973||
|2||1 Empire State Plaza||310 ft||23||high-rise building||1973||
|3||2 Empire State Plaza||310 ft||23||high-rise building||1973||
|4||3 Empire State Plaza||310 ft||23||high-rise building||1973||
|5||4 Empire State Plaza||310 ft||23||high-rise building||1973||
|6||Cultural Education Center||155 ft||12||high-rise building||1978||
|7||Swan Street Building||80 ft||5||low-rise building||1968||
|8||Legislative Office Building||11||low-rise building||1972||
|9||Justice Building||9||low-rise building||1972||
|10||The Empire Center at The Egg||hall||1978||