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The New York State Capitol, the seat of the New York state government, is located in Albany, the capital city of the U.S. state of New York. The capitol building is part of the Empire State Plaza complex on State Street in Capitol Park. Housing the New York State Legislature, the building was completed in 1899 at a cost of US$25 million (equivalent to $703 million in modern dollars), making it the most expensive government building of its time. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, then included as a contributing property when the Lafayette Park Historic District was listed in 1978. The New York State Capitol was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1979.To visit New York State Capitol on your trip to Albany, use our Albany trip planner.
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What can I say about this building. Every time I Visit it , I can see lot of potential for photography. This is literally a photographers paradise.
What can I say about this building. Every time I Visit it , I can see lot of potential for photography. This is literally a photographers paradise. more »
Very dark inside and lot of sandstone. Several different styles of architecture within. Been to many state Capitol buildings and my wife liked this one better than I. Still worth a visit
Very dark inside and lot of sandstone. Several different styles of architecture within. Been to many state Capitol buildings and my wife liked this one better than I. Still worth a visit more »
I've always been intrigued by the Empire State Plaza, but this time I was able to tour the Capital bldg. It is impressive by size and detail. What a shame the tower was never built. The materials used and grandeur are overwhelming. The artwork very fine. I'm used to seeing portraiture of past Governors in the statehouses across America, but this one has additional paintings from around New York, and they are also beautiful. Sculptures of important and unknown figures, adorn the grand staircase that in itself, is also a work of art and reminds me of underground caverns. The war room artwork on the ceiling, leaves One speechless, as it's scale and beauty are breathtaking! One of the finest!
Must see! The interiors are stunning! The admission is free but with guided tour only. So that’s why I strongly recommend you to make a reservation in advance. The biggest problem is that the tours are weekdays only. But New York State Capitol is worth to take a day off
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