Documenting Displacement and Dispossession

On the morning of March 27, 1962, the New York State Department of Public Works (DPW) filed two maps with the Albany County Clerk, thereby acquiring by right of eminent domain 98.5 acres in downtown Albany—part or all of 40 city blocks.

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The Mystery of the Missing Model

More than a year after appropriating 98.5 acres—and 9 months after demolitions began—the State of New York finally unveiled two scale models embodying plans for a futuristic office complex in a revitalized Albany.

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Finding Former Residents

Until sometime in 1962, 220 Hudson Avenue was home to Michael and Mabel Tello; Jessie and Margaret Carrington; Jose and Mabel Rendondo; and Moses Timmons.

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