Albany State Capitol


H. H. Richardson's Contribution: the south facade

(with Leopold Eidlitz), 1876-83

Unlike many state capitol buildings which are inspired by Classical architecture, the New York capitol building takes its inspiration from the Hôtel de Ville in Paris. The building history is complicated, extending over a quarter of a century and involving the efforts of four architects. Thus the Capitol demonstrates various styles.

The south facade, a view from the Empire State Plaza Mall, and the Hôtel de Ville in Paris


Other Views

Thomas Fuller, 1867-76
Isaac Perry, 1883-99

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