Albany Capital Center

Activists representing various groups including Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration demonstrated against a speech by former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Activists rallied Wednesday outside the Albany Capital Center, protesting a controversial former sheriff's appearance there.

DOWNTOWN ALBANY BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

Albany is beginning a busy month of hosting college basketball tournaments with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament under way today in the newly renovated Times Union Center.

IN ALBANY, LT. GOV. KATHY HOCHUL LAUNCHES $70 MILLION ELECTRIC CAR REBATE AND OUTREACH INITIATIVE
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul made a stop in Albany Tuesday to make a clean energy announcement.

Busy First Weekend For Albany Capital Center

Mar 3, 2017
The Albany Capital Center
Dave Lucas

With the MAAC basketball tournament in Albany this weekend, the Albany Capital Center will have a busy opening. The ribbon-cutting for the new convention center took place on Wednesday, and GM Doug McLaine took a few minutes out from his busy schedule to talk about the new facility.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

One of the biggest downtown construction projects in years, the new $78.5 million Albany Capital Center has opened. A ribbon-cutting was held Wednesday.

The new downtown Albany convention center is expected to have an estimated economic impact of $36 million a year. But ahead of the facility's planned spring opening,  the Albany Convention Center Authority's finances are coming under scrutiny.

The Albany Capital Center is 75% finished...
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A major development in downtown Albany that has taken years to come together is getting close to opening. Reports were given an exclusive glimpse inside the Albany Capital Center today. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas took the tour of what's shaping up to be a main attraction for the area.

Rensselaer Is On A Roll

Oct 21, 2016
Tuesday, Mayor Dwyer celebrated the groundbreaking of a new $3 milllion Hudson River walkway at De Laet's Landing.
WAMC

The city of Rensselaer missed out in the casino sweepstakes and the chance to revitalize its waterfront. Then, a second chance to build a SUNY Poly tech hub apparently ran aground. Could the third time be a charm?

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan says the plans are a demonstration of the growth the Palace is experiencing.
WAMC photo by Zeyna Reifenheiser

The city of Albany is awash in upgrades and expansion plans. And it's all good.

The skeleton of the new Capital Center - the white beam is at the bottom ready to be signed by officials before being lifted into place.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A “topping off” ceremony was held this week in downtown Albany to commemorate a major milestone: the completion of the vertical structural framework of the new Albany Capital Center. The new convention center is changing the skyline.

Hospitality Summit Update event photo.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

As the massive Albany convention center project construction continues, officials presented an update on downtown Albany and its business scene this morning.