"Capital Tours" Albany Things to Do Tip by apbeaches

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The NYS Capital looked quite majestic & has served as the seat of government since the 1880s. The building is a marvel of late 19th century architectural grandeur. Under the direction of five architects, the Capitol was built by hand of solid masonry over a period of 25 years. When Governor Theodore Roosevelt declared the Capital completed. Its is the most expensive state capital with a cost exceeding twenty-five million dollars.

Paul, our tour guide whisked us through the Senate chambers, flag room, assembly chambers & war room for almost an hour. A very notable architectural feature is the "Million Dollar Staircase" containing ornate faces and animals.

Address: State Street, Albany
Directions: Capital Park, the only building displaying Romanesque Revival and Neo-Renaissance architecture in downtown Albany
Website: http://www.ogs.state.ny.us/visiting/cultural/tours/capitol/capitolarrange.html

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  • Written Jul 7, 2009
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