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Empire State Plaza

Identification

Empire State Plaza
South Mall
Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
governmental complex
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Facts

  • Total cost was about $1.7 billion.
  • The Plaza has been sharply criticized over the years for its immense size, cost, quality of design, and disruption to the traditional city fabric.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Construction began in 1965 and was completed in 1978.

Location

Albany
New York
U.S.A.

Involved Companies


Sargent Webster Crenshaw & Folley

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# Building Height Floors Building type Year Status
1 fullheightview-view-from-the-southeast Erastus Corning Tower 589 ft 44 skyscraper 1973
2 fullheightview-view-from-the-southwest 1 Empire State Plaza 310 ft 23 high-rise building 1973
3 fullheightview-view-from-the-south 2 Empire State Plaza 310 ft 23 high-rise building 1973
4 fullheightview-view-from-the-southwest 3 Empire State Plaza 310 ft 23 high-rise building 1973
5 fullheightview-view-from-the-southwest 4 Empire State Plaza 310 ft 23 high-rise building 1973
6 fullheightview-view-from-the-southwest Cultural Education Center 155 ft 12 high-rise building 1978
7 fullheightview-view-from-the-northeast-along-swan-street Swan Street Building 80 ft 5 low-rise building 1968
8 lookingdown-view-from-the-southwest Legislative Office Building ≈140 ft 11 low-rise building 1972
9 fullheightview-view-from-the-southwest Justice Building ≈115 ft 9 low-rise building 1972
10 fullheightview-view-from-the-southeast The Empire Center at The Egg - hall 1978
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