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New York State Capitol

   The New York State Capitol in Albany is the home of the New York State Legislature. The State Capitol is located on State Street, sandwiched between West Capitol Park and East Capitol Park. The current building is the state’s fourth capitol building, constructed between 1867 and 1899 by three teams of architect. The initial architect was Englishman Thomas Fuller, who also designed the Canadian Parliament at Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The capitol building was constructed at a cost of $25 million and was then the most expensive government building in the country.

New York State Capitol, Albany (New York State)

New York State Capitol by iessiThe New York State Capitol was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and the following year declared a National Historic Landmark. The overall architecture of the State Capitol is in the Romanesque Classical style though the two floors above the ground floor are in the Renaissance Classical style. Underground tunnels connect the State Capitol with the Empire State Plaza and Alfred E. Smith Building. Free guided tours of the State Capitol are available from Monday to Friday, except holidays – check with the Office of General Services (Visitor Assistance) for tour times.

New York State Capitol, Albany (New York State)

State Assembly Chamber by UpstateNYer

Location: State Street, Albany, NY 12230

Website: Office of General Services

Tel: 518-474-2418

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