03 May Downtown Albany
We now travel up STATE STREET, the eastern terminus of New York State Route 5. The New York State Capitol stands in front of us. Built between 1867 and 1899, this National Historic Landmark, designed by H. H. Richardson, Leopold Eidlitz and others, is currently undergoing restoration of its most significant interior areas. Across the street is the State Education Building (Henry Hornbostel, 1912) with the largest collonade in the world, and west of the Capitol is the Art Deco style Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, designed by State Architects Jones and Haugaard. Note the similarity of this tower to the Montgomery Wards building we saw earlier.