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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Empire State Plaza Albany, NY


Dedicated in 2000, this glass sculpture in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - entitled "Seeds of Enlightenment" - was commissioned by Corning Incorporated as a gift to the people of NYS. It is located in Empire State Plaza's North Concourse.

The sculpture, designed by Eric Hilton, consists of four abstracted glass columns, joined by a triangular prism. Glass "seeds" appear on the prism and the base, and the sculpture sits on a base of granite. 

This sculpture honors King's commitment to human rights, nonviolence and service to the community.

For more information on the Empire State Plaza Memorials, please contact the OGS Plaza Visitor Office at (518) 474-2418. 

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