The Empire State Plaza on a late summer afternoon

Agency buildings

There’s no getting around the Empire State Plaza, a mammoth governmental complex adjacent to the New York State Capitol in downtown Albany.  Its history is troubled (homes were lost, to put it simply) but its vistas and art collection are stunning.

“Yellow Blue” (1968) by Ellsworth Kelly beneath one of the agency buildings

The Egg and the Corning Tower

A glass walled cafe

New York State Museum

“Lippincott I” (1967) by James Rosati, and the New York State Museum

“Two Lines Oblique” (1968-71) by George Rickey, with State Capitol to the left




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