Albany. The three cities


  • Paul Bray


The City of Albany was one of the earliest cities established during the European settlement of what became the United States of America. Albany is a cross roads city located on Hudson River near where the Mohawk River joins the Hudson. It is  between New York City and Montreal, Canada and it became a Gateway city to the west of the nation when the Erie Canal was opened in 1825. Goods flowed into and through Albany mostly on their way to New York City.


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How to Cite

Bray, P. (2016). Albany. The three cities. L’architettura Delle città  - The Journal of the Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni, 5(8). Retrieved from



L'Architettura delle città-The Journal of Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni