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Statue of George Washington in front of the Alfred E. Smith building in Albany, NY.
The Alfred E. Smith State Office Building is sometimes called simply the Smith Building, is a structure located in downtown Albany, New York across the street from the New York State Capitol. The building was named for four term governor of New York, Alfred Emmanuel Smith. The Art Deco skyscraper has 34 stories and at 388 feet (118 m) is Albany's second tallest structure (after the Erastus Corning Tower). Completed in 1928, it houses offices of the New York State government.
The sculpture of George Washington, which stands in front of the building is a copy of an original 1788 marble made by Jean Antoine Houdon and located in Virginia's state capitol. The bronze copy was installed by the New York State Commission and dedicated in November, 1932, in honor of Washington's 200th birthday anniversary.