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Lost at Night

How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

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Mad science gone horribly, horribly wrong(or right).

Lost at Night

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The Alfred E. Smith building is one of my favorite pieces of Albany architecture, in case you hadn't noticed from all of the pictures I've been posting of it.

The other large landmarks in Albany are the buildings in Empire Plaza- all very modern and hard edged and terribly photogenic- in a sterile, creepy sort of way.

The Smith building contrasts sharply with them- and it's right next door. For Albany, it's unique, being the only deco skyscraper in the area. It's surrounded by Victorian row houses, fronts against the State Capital Building (done as a tribute to Versailles), and is flanked by one of the ugliest buildings ever- One Commece Plaza- an uninspired International Style glass block.

Something to look at if you're ever in the area.
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  • Funny thiing about the Plaza is that it subtly changes depnding on where you view it. From Route 4 in East Greenbush, it looks like it's saying "We're #1!" but as travel down 9&20 heading toward Rennselaer, it looks like Albany is giving you the finger.
  • That so looks like it's from a video game...
  • I like Albany because it's so pretty at night. If there's a nuclear war, I desperately want Albany to survive it.
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