Empire Plaza vs. Switzkill Valley
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We all know the Empire Plaza is big. But how big is it compared to the vast farm lands and forests in the western half of Albany County? Let’s start with an arterial photo in Albany at 500 feet per inch, and then go out to the Switzkill Valley in Berne.

Empire State Plaza, Albany.

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Switzkill Valley, Berne.

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The comparison of the vastness of Rural America as represented by the farm lands of the Switzkill Valley compared to dense urban Downtown Albany, shows how vast the rural portions of our country really are. And this image of Switzkill Valley represents the land occupied by a couple dozen people and half a dozen farms.

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