Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242
A great way to spend a few hours is exploring Empire State Plaza, a massive public works project undertaken during Nelson Rockefeller's term as Governor of New York. The plaza was built over a period of 17 years between 1959 and 1976, and was built around the New York State Capitol building, which already existed on the site. The plaza has many features, including the Egg
(a performing arts center), the New York State Museum, the Corning Tower and Observation Deck, four government towers, several monuments and an underground Concourse
. Visitors will enjoy spending a few hours exploring this monumental public works project.