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empire state plaza model

We stopped by the State Museum this week to see the new exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of Empire State Plaza.

The exhibit includes photos, renderings, and art related to the plaza's construction. And it's not a large exhibit, so it only takes about 10 minutes to go through. If you're like us, you might leave wanting a bit more. But there are events in September that maybe will fill in some of the gaps.

Anyway, out in the lobby of the museum is the large model that was used by the Rockefeller administration to illustrate the plan. (Albany Archives added some context and discussion this week.) We probably could have stood there for a half hour easy looking at all the little details.

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obzq: what is this, an Albany for ANTS?! :)

(OBligatory Zoolander Quote)

Just wondered what Albany would have been like if the South Maul had never been built?

What if the train station had stayed downtown, and the dreaded highway was never constructed?

Would we be using the riverfront?

Would the same families that lived downtown still be there?
Just use your imagaination.

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