Look up! The city of Albany is home to some of the oldest and grandest buildings in America. But it is also home to monuments of modernity – like The Egg and Empire State Plaza. Visit downtown Albany landmarks such as the New York State Capitol, "Albany’s Castle", or historic Quackenbush Square to learn more about the range of influences that left their indelible mark on Albany’s cityscape. 

Iconic Albany Architecture

New York State Capitol

Sitting majestically atop Albany's State Street hill, the New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York... More 

Empire State Plaza

Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza - one of the most spectacular capital centers in the country. The Plaza exists... More 

Albany City Hall

Eagle Street, Albany, NY 12207. (518) 434-5075. Romanesque structure built by H.H. Richardson in 1881. Of interest in the... More 

SUNY System Administration Building (Former D&H Building)

The SUNY System Administration Building, also known as the Old D&H Railroad Building, is a public office building located at the... More 

New York State Education Building

The Education Building of the State of New York was completed in 1912 and was the first major governmental building constructed... More 

Peter D. Kiernan Plaza

The former Union Station, a railroad depot for New York Central, was bought by New York state in 1966. The last train departed in... More 

New York State Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Hall, originally known as State Hall, was designed by architect Henry Rector to house State offices. The Greek... More 

Washington Park Lakehouse

This Spanish Revival structure with outdoor stage was designed by Albany architect J. Russell White. The interiors are elaborately... More 

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

The Cathedral is the spiritual center "the Mother Church" of the 14 counties of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. The... More 

Famous Albany Buildings

Explore Albany's Architecture

New York State Capitol Building

9 Places to Experience Historic ART-bany

Art has always been part of Albany's 400-year old history. The city's skyline is defined by four More

Olde English Pub

Distinctly Dutch Buildings in the Capital Region

The city of Albany, along with the Hudson River Valley, boasts distinctly Dutch roots. Dutch More

John Boyd Thacher State Park

21 Instagrammable Spots in Albany County

From historic city streets, to panoramic landscapes, to lush green spaces, Albany County is filled More