National Geographic : 1970 Jul
From model to reality PROGRESS MARCHES to the beat of pile drivers at Albany, New York's capital, where the South Mall project rises on the west bank of the Hudson (right). This aerial view, looking north to the 19th-century capitol, shows con struction in late 1969. Scheduled for completion in 1974, the showplace (see scale model, looking south, lower) will encompass state government skyscrapers, a landscaped mall, bowl-shaped meeting center, museum and library, and four underground levels for shops and parking, plus a housing development. Governor Nelson Rockefeller (below, right) talks over plans with architect Wallace K. Harrison.