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New York State Office of General Services Office of South Mall Construction South Mall Project Site Acquisition and Clearance Files

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series from the Office of General Services contains correspondence, memoranda, weekly inspection reports, contract specifications, and engineering drawings and plans related to the South Mall project site. The records document the interaction of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Department of Public Works, and Office of General Services in acquiring land and property for the South Mall site, and in overseeing the demolition of buildings at the site.
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2 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1961-1967
Series Number:
16209

Administrative History

The following legislation affected the acquisition of property and land to be used for the South Mall project site: Chapter 572 of the Laws of 1947 (Highway Law, Section 30), which authorized the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works to acquire property in Albany County for the construction of state buildings thereon; Chapter 319 of the Laws of 1961, which created the Temporary State Commission on the Capital City to cooperate with local officials and groups in developing recommendations for a realistic and fiscally sound program for the rehabilitation of the City of Albany; and Chapter 205 of the Laws of 1962 (Public Works Law, Section 8a), which enabled the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works to enter into agreements with other state entities in regards to lands or properties acquired for state purposes in the City of Albany, based on the recommendations of the Temporary State Commission on the Capital City.

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This series contains correspondence, memoranda, weekly inspection reports, contract specifications, and engineering drawings and plans related to the South Mall project site. The records document the interaction of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Department of Public Works, and Office of General Services in acquiring land and property for the South Mall site, and in overseeing the demolition of buildings at the site. Accretion 16209-91 contains multiple files, organized by specification number, that detail the phases of demolition.

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