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List of Famous Albany Buildings & Structures

List of the famous landmarks that make up the Albany skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Albany architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Albany are included on this list. Information about these Albany buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Albany and older historic landmarks.

List includes Old Main, New York State Capitol and more.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Albany?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Albany. Famous architectural houses within the city of Albany are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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    Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

    The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is a Roman Catholic church near the Mansion District in Albany, New York, United States. Built in the 1850s, it is the mother church of the Diocese of Albany. In 1976 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has several claims to architectural and ecclesiastical history. Designed by Irish American architect Patrick Keely to accommodate Albany's growing population of Catholic immigrants, it is the second-oldest cathedral in the state, after St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. It is also the third oldest Catholic cathedral in the United States, and the first American Catholic cathedral in the Neo-Gothic architectural  ...more
    • City/Town: Albany, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1848
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    Cherry Hill

    Cherry Hill is a historic house located on South Pearl Street in Albany, New York, United States. It is a timber frame structure dating to the late 18th century. In 1971 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, one of the first properties in the city to receive that designation. It was built by Colonel Philip Kiliaen van Rensselaer for his bride Maria Sanders, granddaughter of Peter Schuyler. During the early 19th century, it was the home of Solomon van Rensselaer, who served in Congress and several local governmental positions. It eventually became the manor house of a large farm. Within several years during the 1820s it was both accommodations for the Marquis de  ...more
    • City/Town: Albany, New York, USA
    • Style: American Colonial
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    SUNY System Administration Building

    The SUNY System Administration Building, formerly the Delaware & Hudson Railroad Building, is a public office building located at the intersection of Broadway and State Street in downtown Albany, New York. Locally the building and land it sits on is referred to as State University Plaza, or the D&H Plaza; prior to the construction of the Empire State Plaza it was simply "The Plaza". It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 as Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company Building. In 1980, when the Downtown Albany Historic District was listed on the Register, it was included as a contributing property. The central tower is thirteen stories high and is capped by an  ...more
    • City/Town: Albany, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1914
    • Architect: Marcus T. Reynolds
    • Created By: Marcus T. Reynolds
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    Dunn Memorial Bridge

    The Dunn Memorial Bridge, officially known as the Private Parker F. Dunn Memorial Bridge, carries US 9 and US 20 across the Hudson River between Albany, New York and Rensselaer, New York. Completed in 1967 to replace an earlier span bearing the same name, the highway bridge has a steel girder design. It is the southernmost toll-free road crossing of the Hudson. It is named for Parker F. Dunn, an Albany native who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in World War I. While traveling eastbound on the Dunn Memorial Bridge towards the City of Rensselaer, there is a noticeable stub where the road ends and traffic is "forced off" the bridge onto offramps for US Routes 9 and  ...more
    • City/Town: New York, USA