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Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
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Came here with a friend to go ice skating. The building seemed really nice but lacked directions to the ice skating rink. Myself and a few other people were confused on how to get... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
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Albany, New York
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the venue...took me a minute looking at the formal name to comprehend this is "The Egg" which is a classic downtown Albany landmark. The interior sound is superb for concerts.

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New York
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66 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Came here with a friend to go ice skating. The building seemed really nice but lacked directions to the ice skating rink. Myself and a few other people were confused on how to get there!

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Thank Langlokt
Hartwick, New York
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80 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This underground passage between the State Capitol and Madison Avenue is accessible by foot, private and public transportation. The southern termination brings you to the NYS Museum and Library. It give you access to all of the buildings in the Downtown State Office campus. There are bank branches, food vendors, a dental office, a YMCA exercise facility and you can... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Do not miss this architectural gem of a Plaza where all the government buildings of New York State are located. The complex is approximately 100 acres and contains 10 beautiful buildings which reflect in the large pool at the center of the Plaza. It's a must stop for taking great pictures with the pool and the Egg building.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Albany is the capital of New York State. It is a mixture of old and new buildings. The plaza is a mix of old and new buildings. Quite peaceful just to walk around. The "egg" is totally made of concrete.

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Thank bunkerman
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to view Great place to hang out Loved it Had a moment there Took cool too Open space !!

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This location was the perfect setting for an Irish Dancing Competition. The meeting rooms are very large, the Main room is huge. The vast expanse of space and seating made it easy for families to relax while waiting during the day. The building is very elegant with the highly polished floors, well marked venue rooms, and spacious washroom facilities. We... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Attended a dance competition for my youngest daughter. Could not find access nor directions to the parking garage - drove around in circles for 15 minutes before finally parking on the street. Then we couldn't find a door to get into it - another 15 minutes wandering around. Once inside there were no signs nor anyone available to indicate where... More 

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Hamburg, New York
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

The convention center itself is set up very well for large events. But the parking setup, and the way it is run and finding your way around is another matter.

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Thank Bill K
Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 667 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

The convention center is located in the large building that most of us call The Egg. The building has a bit of Brutal Modernism in it but the facilities are the best you'll find in Albany.

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