I know it's called "The Egg", but personally I always thought it looked more like a bowl. When construction started in 1966 on the Northeast corner of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza I'm sure a lot of residents thought the architects and developers had totally lost it. Now I couldn't imagine the Albany skyline without that weird concert venue.

Here are some great old photos and fun facts from the construction of Albany's most famous, and weirdest, structure.

The band, They Might Be Giants, wrote a song about The Egg. It's actually titled, "Albany", but everyone calls it The Egg Song. The band wrote it on the way to play at The Egg in 2004.

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