Wall Street, New York

Wall Street, New York (must see)

The best-known location in the United States, Wall Street symbolizes the financial markets of the country. It is the principal financial center of the world. The street consists of eight blocks and runs from Broadway to South Street in the East River, Manhattan.

Wall Street was originally De Waal Straat after a wall built by the Dutch to protect their settlements from the British and Native Americans. A small group of traders met under a buttonwood tree after the war of independence and called themselves the Buttonwood Association. This group started what later became the New York Stock Exchange. In the 19th and 20th centuries, all major financial institutions had their headquarters or offices in the street. The New York Stock Exchange, the New York Mercantile Exchange, the New York Board of Trade and the Federal Reserve with a Gold vault 80 feet beneath the surface are located here. Wall Street was the scene of the September 11th destruction of the World Trade Center that caused a temporary loss of business in the area with firms relocating to other places in the city or to other States.

Some beautiful historic buildings located here include the classic Federal Hall, the neoclassic New York Stock Exchange and the elaborately decorated former home of the Bank of Manhattan at 40, Wall Street.

Why You Should Visit:
The area is easily accessible through the subway system and is an easy walk.
It can be a good stop prior to or after a trip to the Statue of Liberty as you embark/disembark through Battery Park.

Tip:
Consider going first thing in the morning if getting a clear photo with the Charging Bull is important to you.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Map

Sight Name: Wall Street
Sight Location: New York, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: The Best of New York's Lower Manhattan  

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