This 42-story building was dedicated in 1983 to the memory of Erastus Corning 2nd, a long-time mayor of Albany who played a special role in the creation of the Plaza as the center of state government. The Tower is the tallest building in New York State outside of New York City. The building dominates the Albany skyline with its glass, marble and angular forms.
The Corning Tower Observation Deck is located on the 42nd floor. Breathtaking views of Albany, the Plaza, and surrounding areas can be enjoyed. Also visible are the Hudson River Valley, the Port of Albany, large portions of the city and its government, the foothills of the Adirondacks, the Catskills, and the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. A part of the Empire State Plaza located in the heart of downtown Albany. Reception space is available after 6 p.m.
Open to the public.
Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
CLOSED WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS
Persons under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note: hours subject to change without notice.