Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY & Wallace K. Harrison Photos

Standing next to the New York State Capitol, the fountains & modern highrises rival major modern developments like Brasilia & La Defense in Paris. The Egg, several monuments, a cultural center and an extensive underground concourse are all highlights. The architect for the entire project was Wallace K. Harrison. Harrison is also noted for New York City's 1939 World's Fair theme structures, LaGuardia Airport, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' master plan & its Metropolitan Opera House,.

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Low square Cultural Education Center plus Corning Tower. Albany, NY.Erastus Corning Tower & The Egg on Empire Plaza. Albany, NY.The Egg seen across the fountains of Empire Plaza. Albany, NY.The Egg is as much a sculpture as a theatre building. Albany, NY.
Low square Cultural Education Center plus Corning Tower. Albany, NY.Erastus Corning Tower (1973) (42 floors) & The Egg on Empire Plaza. Albany, NY. Architect: Wallace K. Harrison.The Egg seen across the fountains of Empire Plaza. Albany, NY.The Egg is as much a sculpture as a theatre building. Albany, NY.
The Egg performance theatre on Empire Plaza. Albany, NY.The Egg. Albany, NY.Alexander Calder's sculpture Triangles and Arches sits in Empire Plaza fountain in front of Agency Towers, State Capitol & The Egg. Albany, NY.The Agency Towers on Empire Plaza. Albany, NY.
The Egg (1966-78) performance theatre on Empire Plaza. Albany, NY. Architect: Wallace K. Harrison.The Egg. Albany, NY.Alexander Calder's sculpture Triangles and Arches (1965) sits in Empire Plaza fountain in front of Agency Towers, State Capitol & The Egg. Albany, NY.The Agency Towers (1973) (23 floors) on Empire Plaza. Albany, NY. Architect: Wallace K. Harrison.
The four Agency Buildings. Albany, NY.The Agency Buildings each stands on its pedestal. Albany, NY.Legislative Office Building on Empire Plaza. Albany, NY.Detail of Legislative Office Building. Albany, NY.
The four Agency Buildings. Albany, NY.The Agency Buildings each stands on its pedestal. Albany, NY.Legislative Office Building on Empire Plaza. Albany, NY. Architect: Wallace K. Harrison.Detail of Legislative Office Building. Albany, NY.
Cutout people sculpture set off by marble of Legislative Office Building. Albany, NY.Justice Building on Empire Plaza. Albany, NY.Cultural Education Center houses NY State Museum, Library & Archives. Albany, NY.Concrete grill of Cultural Education Center. Albany, NY.
Cutout people sculpture set off by marble of Legislative Office Building. Albany, NY.Justice Building on Empire Plaza. Albany, NY. Architect: Wallace K. Harrison.Cultural Education Center houses NY State Museum, Library & Archives. Albany, NY. Architect: Wallace K. Harrison.Concrete grill of Cultural Education Center. Albany, NY.
New York State Fallen Fire-fighters Memorial on Empire Plaza. Albany, NY.


New York State Fallen Fire-fighters Memorial (1998) on Empire Plaza. Albany, NY.



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