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Empire State Plaza and Albany in Photos

Albany, New York; the capital city of the U.S. state of New York, the seat of Albany County, and the central city of New York’s Capital District. Also, one of the most underestimated destinations in east coast of the US, or at least in New York, I should add. During the road trip, our three days stay in Albany was a series of surprises. The people, the atmosphere, the museums, the architecture, and most of all, the view.

Albany is located on the west bank of Hudson River. Stephen and I enjoyed Hudson River and the city view with Aqua Duck Tour. Moreover, The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, commonly known as Empire State Plaza is a exquisite place to feel the atmosphere of the state city of New York, and to see entire Albany.

To see the view of Albany, Erastus Corning Tower, simply known as Corning Tower, offers a great viewing deck on 42nd floor. And on the top of the stairs at Cultural Education Center, you’ll see the entire Plaza in front of you, including the State Capital.


The New York State Capital


The Egg and the State Capital


Corning Tower at Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York


The Egg


Empire State Plaza


42nd floor of Erastus Corning Tower Observation deck


View of Albany, from 42nd floor of Erastus Corning Tower Observation deck


View of Albany, with Hudson River, from 42nd floor of Erastus Corning Tower Observation deck


The view from 42nd floor of Erastus Corning Tower Observation deck


View of Albany, from 42nd floor of Erastus Corning Tower Observation deck


View of Albany, from 42nd floor of Erastus Corning Tower Observation deck


*Thanks to Schuyler from Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau for showing us around and helping us to discover amazing Albany! And Thanks to I LOVE NY: NY State Tourism Office  for lovely tshirts!


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Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .


  1. Giulia says:

    Wow, these photos are amazing, seriously. I spent 6 months in NYC and around but never went to Albany. It looks lovely though! Yep, definitely underrated…

    • Juno says:

      Thanks hun! Yeah, lots of people said “Albany?!” and followed by “Why, Albany??” or “Are you going to ALBANY?” There’s not many exciting things like NYC, but I liked Albany and would go back.

  2. Very nice shots and new photo format. Wide screen is definitately best for good photo display. Well done!

  3. sarah wu says:

    wow Albany is so pretty. It’s ashame that I only visited my dad once there. Usually he comes back and see us. Beautiful shot.

  4. Leslie says:

    I didn’t know Albany was so majestic. Great photos!

  5. […] grand vision of Nelson Rockefeller, the Empire State Plaza was constructed between 1959 and 1976 at a cost of $1.7 billion. The 40-block zone displaced […]

  6. […] most distinguishable architectural complex of Albany is that of the Empire State Plaza. It’s a monumental area taking up the space of 40 city blocks including The Egg, Corning Tower, […]

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