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Albany and Central New York Sights

Corning Tower

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

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An elevator whisks you up 589 feet to the 42nd-floor observation deck of this building, the tallest structure in the state outside New York City. The views on a clear day include the Berkshire, Catskill, and Adirondack mountains. To get to the deck, you first must present a photo ID at the plaza-level security desk.

Sight Information

Address:

Empire State Plaza, off Madison Ave. near Eagle St., Albany, New York, 12230, United States

Phone:

518-474–2418

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 10–4

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Oct 13, 2008

Has its virtues

Its a tall and rather non-engaging modernist building, but there are two virtues here. One is the view from the observation tower, and the other is its collection of modernist sculpture and artwork on the first floor and basement levels -- both make this spot worth a visit.

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