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Raising the past

Film to raise piece of Albany's razed past

The South Mall is seen under construction looking east on Madison Avenue in Albany.
Photographer: Photo by Bob Paley, courtesy of Capital Newspapers
The South Mall is seen under construction looking east on Madison Avenue in Albany.
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When Bob Paley was a boy, he would stand on the back porch of his home in Rensselaer and take photographs of the city across the Hudson River. As an adult, he took pictures of Albany as a photographer for the Knickerbocker News, which was Albany’s afternoon paper for 145 years before folding in 1988. Paley took photos documenting the construction of Empire State Plaza, as well as photos of the people who lived downtown. ...

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