- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York State Crime Victims Memorial at Albany’s Capitol complex is getting a facelift.

Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito says the renovation work will begin immediately and will improve the quality and configuration of the stone memorial.

The memorial is on the north side of the Empire State Plaza near the Legislative Office Building.

The memorial was established in April 1996 with the placement of a limestone and calcite boulder. A Memorial Walkway leading to the monument has bricks engraved with the names of crime victims.

The renovations will change the shape of the memorial to a semi-circle and will ensure adequate space for 1,000 additional names over time. There are approximately 850 names now.

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