2) 23 Wall Street
On September 16th, 1920 a horse drawn carriage carrying 100 pounds of dynamite and 500 pounds of small pieces of metal parked at this corner, which was then the busiest intersection in the Financial District. The explosion and shrapnel killed thirty-eight people, injured 143 and superficial building damage. The marks on the outside walls from where the shrapnel hit the building are still visible.
While no final culprit was ever apprehended, it’s widely believed that the people who did this...
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