Wall Street is located in lower Manhattan. It stretches from Broadway to South Street on the East River and along with the Trade Centre area is the most famous area of the financial district. Wall Street is home to the New York Stock Exchange and many financial companies have their headquarters around the area of Wall Street.
Wall Street--the city's financial district, where the big dogs are...
We were there on a weekend so the majority of action was that of the fellow tourists. The NYSE building is a sight to see with it's giant flag and architecture.
Wall Street is almost a synonym for the NY Financial Districs being home to the largest stock exchange in the world (NYSE) and headquarters of many banks and other financial firms. Unfortunatelly NYSE can no longer be seen from the inside and not only this but also other building are guerded pretty well.
There is Federal Reserve Bank in the district. The bank has a gold vault 25 m beneath the street and its depository is the largest in the world.
40 Wall Street was build in 1930 with the height of 282 and with 72 floors the owner was Bank of Manhattan trust co.Originally the headquarters of the bank of Manhattan
Renovated in 1996 by Donald Trump Tallest building in the world for a brief period in 1930
Also known as The Crown Jewel of Wall Street or as the Trump building
In the fog, the building was hit by a US Coast Guard plane in 1946, killing four people.
Walking along Wall Street you cannot miss the huge Bronze Bull standing on an island in the middle of the road. It is the symbol of a rising stock market and is always a favourite of tourists. You can see me patting the bull hoping the market will rise to pay for our holiday.
The NYC Guide I had with me mentionned an observation gallery for the public at NYSE; however, when we got there, the security and the fact that there was so few people around the place scared my friend and I off.
When we got to a bookstore, I checked in a more recent version of my guide: it turned out the gallery is now closed for security reasons.
The Financial District is an area at the southern tip of Manhattan. Major sights include South Street Seaport, Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange, Battery Park, Trinity Church and the Woolworth Building.
This church played a very important role in the US. It was very influential in the 18th century. The current church is the third building on this site. It was designed by the english Richard Upjohn and constructed in 1846. To visit the church they ask you for a donation of $2,-. Worth it.
The NYSE is the lasrgest stock exchange in the world by dollar volume and the second lagest in by the number of companies listed. Its share volume was exceeded by that of NASDAQ during the 1990's >The NYSE has a global capitilisation of about US$ 23 trillion!! You used to be able to take a look at the trading floor, but not anymore since 9/11. Now the building is constantly guared by the the police with M16's and police dogs.
Federal Hall was once located on 26 Wall Street. Originally it was built as the City Hall. The building was remodelled and enlarged and made into the first capitol of the US. The first congress met here in the new Federal Hall, wrote the Bill of Rights and inaugurated George Washington as the first US president. When the capitol moved to Philadelphia, the building housed the city government again. The whole building was demolished in the 19th century and replaced by the current structure. This was the first United States Customs House. When this was moved to 55 Wall Street, the building became the US Sub-Treasury. Millions of dollars of gold and silver were held in the vaults in the basement, until the Federal Reserve Bank replaced the whole sub-treasury system in 1920.
Architects from other parts of the country likely salivate when they see NYC.
So many interesting and different building designs from different periods of city history.
When the light is right in the afternoon on some of the older / non-skyscraper buidings in financial district, I thought the effect was stunning at times.
Great buildings in South Wall Street area, but they're all over town.
I liked the Hunter bldg uptown also.
I was only outside the NYSE to take a picture. For all financially minded tourists, this is the mecca of stocks and shares and worth a closer visit. There is a visitors' gallery. Get limited free tickets to view the NYSE at 20 Broad Street. NYSE is the biggest "casino" in the world where millions are made and lost each day.
Visit where money are made. Took the street sign "Wall Street". At this is block are the famous historic 1846 Trinity Church and financial instutions like Morgan Bank, Bank of New York Building, Federal Hall and New York Stock Exchange. This is the heart of New York financial district and to eavesdrop for any insider trading tips.
across the street from the new york stock exchange is the federal building. it was once the home to the u.s. treasury when new york was the capitol of the united states. george washington took the oath of office here in 1789.
If you saw the fim National Tresaure you already know this church, is a beautiful little one on wall street so go inside and take a walk at the cementery next to it, you could saw really all tombs there.