SUNY Plaza's Centennial Celebration

SUNY Plaza centennial celebration

The SUNY System Administration building was completed between 1915 and 1918, replacing a large railroad yard, trains, and bridge with the more attractive plaza and surrounding buildings that exist today. SUNY moved into the main building in 1978 and into what is known as the Federal Building in 1980. Now, in 2016, a year-long series of events is underway to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the SUNY System Administration building, originally occupied by Delaware & Hudson Railroad, at 353 Broadway.

“SUNY is fortunate to have inherited this stunning building and surrounding property more than 35 years ago, and we are proud to be its steward on behalf of the entire university system, downtown Albany community, and the state of New York,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “It is our hope that with this recent renovation, the Albany community will have a safer, more accessible gathering space to enjoy year round, and to join us as we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of this landmark building.”

Photos of SUNY Plaza Through the Years
A History of SUNY Plaza
Celebrating 100 years of an Albany, NY Landmark


Ice Cream Social
All SUNY Employees as well as our Downtown Albany neighbors are invited to come to a FREE ice cream social on Wednesday, August 3 from 12-2pm (or until we run out of ice cream). Our own Morrisville State College is making a once-in-a-lifetime flavor of ice cream in their own facilities on campus to commemorate this event. The event will be paired with a food drive for the South End Children’s Café. All attendees are asked to bring a healthy food item to donate to the South End Children’s Café.

Ribbon Cutting at Renovated Front Entrance to SUNY Plaza