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Empire State Plaza

How one man's vision displaced thousands and destoryed an entire neighborhood

The Empire State Plaza is a government complex in Albany, New York. The complex began construction in 1965 and was the vision of then Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller. The architecture firm Harrison & Abramovitz designed all of the structures on the site. The site consists of about seven buildings stood on top of a six-story platform which holds the main concourse and parking levels.