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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
Troy, NY

We've provided travel directions to RPI if you traveling by car or by plane or train. and a campus map showing the location of the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (#76 on the map).

Travel Directions by Car
From the South:
Take I-87, the New York State Thruway, North to Exit 23. At Exit 23, get on I-787 North to Route 7 East (Troy-Bennington). Follow the directions to campus and parking.

From the North:
Take I-87, the Adirondack Northway, South to Exit 7 East. Get on Route 7 headed East (Troy-Bennington). Follow the directions to campus and parking.

From the East:
From I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike, Berkshire Spur of the New York Thruway), take Exit B1. Continue East (13.5 miles) to the exit for I-787. Take I-787 North to Route 7 East (Troy-Bennington). Follow the directions to campus and parking.

From the West:
Take I-90, the New York State Thruway, to Exit 24. From Exit 24, continue onto I-90 East. Exit onto I-787 North. Take I-787 North to Route 7 East (Troy-Bennington). Follow the directions to campus and parking.

Travel Directions by Plane or Train
If you are arriving by plane, fly into the Albany International Airport. If you are arriving by train, travel to the Albany/Rensselaer Amtrak station. Commercial taxicabs to campus are available from both locations.

If you are driving from the airport:

Directions to Campus and Parking

The Houston Field House (#52 on the map) parking lot B is reserved for High Performance Computation Conference attendees. A Red Hawk Shuttle Bus will run continuous loops between parking lot B and the EMPAC East Campus Entrance (7th level) in the morning and at the end of each day. See the conference program for the shuttle times.

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Information

The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) is located in a 220,000-square foot building containing a wide and flexible range of major venues:

Positioned on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River, the center will make a bold statement about Rensselaer's historic mission in "the application of science to the common purposes of life." It will celebrate the fact that performance and communication are central drivers in world culture.

updated: 2008-10-16