Both a landmark and home to the administrative end of the SUNY System, the D&H Building in downtown Albany, or our own SUNY Plaza, is a sight to behold. From the gothic architecture to the scale of the building and its towers, the building is a cornerstone of the downtown Albany landscape. And there is a history to this property that is quite long and very interesting. Our beautiful plaza building has only belonged to SUNY for 35 years, but this week we’re celebrating 100 years in which the building has been an Albany icon.
— SUNY (@SUNY) August 2, 2016
SUNY Week will celebrate the SUNY Plaza building’s 100th birthday with events and community partnerships. Businesses in downtown Albany are offering special treats to signify the milestone and our Morrisville State College is helping us celebrate by making their own special SUNY Blue ice cream!
Whether or not you’ll be in downtown Albany to celebrate with us, you can participate in SUNY Week all the same by learning about the history of the plaza building with these fun facts we’ve compiled.
Without further ado, read up on the some interesting history of SUNY Plaza. Did you know:
Taras Kufel is the Manager of Digital Engagement at the State University of New York.