Power, Politics and the Plaza: A Look at Rockefeller and Corning

06:00 pm
Swyer Theatre, The EGG 

Albany’s longest-serving mayor, Erastus Corning, 2nd, and New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller clashed over the state's plan to take 98.5 acres in the heart of Albany to build the Empire State Plaza. What happened as these two powerful politicians faced off over the deal?

Join the discussion as Rockefeller biographer Richard Norton Smith and Corning biographer Paul Grondahl take the stage to discuss the historical events leading to the construction of the Plaza. Former Assemblyman and Albany County Historian John “Jack” McEneny will serve as the moderator.