Directions & Parking
Architecture & History
The construction of The Egg began in 1966 and was completed twelve years later in 1978. The Egg was designed by Wallace Harrison for all the people of New York State and to accommodate many events and performances.
Architecturally, The Egg is without precedent. From a distance it seems as much a sculpture as a building. Though it appears to sit on the main platform, the stem that holds The Egg actually goes down through six stories deep into the Earth. The Egg keeps its shape by wearing a girdle - a heavily reinforced concrete beam that was poured along with the rest of the shell. This beam helps transmit The Egg's weight onto the supporting pedestal and gives the structure an ageless durability that belies its nickname.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How can I order tickets?
A: Tickets can be purchased at the following locations for all Egg Events:
• The Egg Box Office located on the concourse level of the Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
• Online at theegg.org
• By phone at 518-473-1845
• By fax at 518-473-1848
• By mail at The Egg Box Office
P.O. Box 2065, Albany, NY 12220
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Performing Arts Center Corporation presents quality performances, accessible to all citizens of New York State, highlighting the unique and extraordinary artists from New York State, across the country and around the globe.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meets five times annually at the Empire State Plaza. All meetings are open to the public. For additional information, call 518-473-1061.
The next meeting is September 19 at 12 noon
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
*Appointed by the Governor*
* Mr. Anthony Esposito
* Mr. Charles M. Liddle
* Mr. Vincent McArdle
* Mr. James I. Sullivan
*Appointed by the President of the Senate*
* Mr. Alexander Boschi
* Mr. Maston Sansom
*Appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly*
* Mr. Brian Petraitis, Acting Chair
*Mrs. Joyce Shenker
*Appointed by the Albany County Executive*
* Mrs. Sharon Bright Holub
*Appointed by the Minority Leader of the Assembly*
* Mr. Reg Willcocks
*Appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate*
Mr. Anthony Williamson
*Appointed by the Mayor of the City of Albany*
* Hon. John A. Frederick
*Ex-Officio as the Commissioner of the Office of General Services*
*Represented by Mr. Joseph Cavazos