The Empire State Plaza was built between 1965 and 1978 in a historical part of Albany and required that a number of historical neighborhoods be demolished.
The Cultural Education Center
The New York State Archives, the New York State Library, and the New York State Museum are housed in the Cultural Education Center. The Cultural Education Center is part of the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza.
The Egg is the Performing Arts Center in the Empire States Plaza.
The New York State Capitol
The New York State Capitol Building is located across the street from the Empire State Plaza and is connected with the plaza by underground tunnels. The building was completed in 1899 at a cost of $25 million and was the most expensive government building ever built up to that time.
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