Looking up at city hall. The tower contains a working 49-bell carillon.
In front of city hall stands a statue of Philip Schuyler, an Albany native, Revolutionary War general, member of the New York State Assembly, then Senate, and ultimately elected to the United States Senate representing New York State.
Major General Philip Schuyler and Albany City Hall.
The statue was made by J. Massey Rhind in 1925, just over 120 years after Schuyler's death. The general's legacy includes his many homes, one being Schuyler Mansion in Albany, and an upstate county and a town that bear his name: Schuyler County in the Finger Lakes region where Watkins Glen is located, and Schuylerville, NY, just outside of Saratoga. The latter was the site of the Schuyler family's country estate.
Schuyler's caped back is to City Hall; he's looking west toward the state capitol.