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WALL STREET FINANCIAL DISTRICT

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Photos of 1991- 2000 / 35mm slides

On the southwest corner of Wall- and Broad-Streets, stands the
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, built in 1903 (upper left photo):
a temple to capitalism, seeing billions of dollars change hands every day...
(entrance: 20 Broad-Street / neo-classical facade/ architect: George B. Post)
The original exchange, founded 1792 at 68 Wall-Street, is now off-limits to tourists.

Other highlights of the Financial District and Downtown:

1 WALL STREET / IRVING TRUST COMPANY
(1932 / art-deco tower / architects: Voorhes, Gmelin & Walker)


TRINITY CHURCH
(Wall-Street & Broadway / 1846 / delicately crafted steeple / architect: Upjohn)
Alexander Hamilton and other celebrities are buried here (74 Trinity Place)

MORGAN GUARANTY TRUST COMPANY
(23 Wall-Street / 1913 / architects: Trowbidge & Livingston)

FEDERAL HALL NATIONAL MEMORIAL
(28 Wall-Street / 1834-42 / architects: Town & Davis)
One of the best examples of greek revival style in New York City
and site of several historic moments: Law suit against Peter Zenger (1735),
Declaration of Independence (1776), Inauguration of George Washington (1789)
- all happened on the steps of this former N. Y. City Hall Building.

40 WALL STREET (former BANK OF MANHATTAN)
(1929 / pyramid-shaped top / height: 282.5 meters / architects: Severance & Matsui)
(lower left photo)

70 PINE STREET
(1932 / art-deco lobby / architects: Clinton & Russel)

BANK OF NEW YORK BUILDING
(48 Wall-Street / 1929 / nice lobby / architect: Morris)

CITYBANK
(55 Wall-Street / 1836-42, restored 1863 to become Custom House, built higher in 1907
/ greek column-tempel / architects: Rogers, Potter, McKim, Mead & White)

MORGAN BANK HEADQUARTERS
(60 Wall-Street / 1988 / post-modern curtain-wall / architects: Dinkeloo & Assocs.)
(lower left photo)

WILLIAMSBURG SAVINGSBANK
(74 Wall-Street / 1926 / former bank of sailors / architect: Morris)

EQUITABLE BUILDING
(120 Broadway / 1915 / due to its immense shadow-casting volume this building
forced the zoning-law of 1916 / architect: Graham)

CHASE MANHATTAN BANK
(William & Nassau Streets / 1960 / Plaza with sculpture "Group of Four Trees"
by Dubuffet 1972 / architects: Skidmore, Owens & Merrill))
(lower left photo)

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK
(33 LIberty-Street / 1924, expanded 1935 / florentinian palazzo style, neo-renaissance
/ architects: York & Sawyer). Mainly subterranian storage of international
gold-reserves and site of financial transactions.

NEW YORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
(65 Liberty-Street / 1901 / beaux arts style with greek columns / architect: Baker)

INDIA HOUSE
(1 Hanover Square / 1851-54 / richly decorated florentinian brick-palace
at lovely square / architect: Carman)

FRAUNCES TAVERN
(54 Pearl-Street / 1719-1883, several changes)
The historic building was the site of George Washington´s goodbye to officers
in the long room (1783), and is a meet of managers and business people today.

26 BROADWAY
(26 Broadway / 1922 / architects: Carrere & Hastings, Shreve, Lamb & Blake)
Erected for the Standard Oil Company, which moved uptown in 1956.

CUNARD BUILDING
(25 Broadway / 1921 / architect: Morris)
Former booking place for the luxury liners of the Cunard Line,
with luxurious "Great Hall"

WOOLWORTH-BUILDING
(see next pages !)

ST.PAUL´S CHAPEL
(Broadway & Fulton Streets / 1764-66 / oldest church in Manhattan / architect: McBean)

CITY HALL
(City Hall Park / 1803-1811 / architects: Mangin & McComb /
several changes and renovations over the centuries)
Seat of the Lord Mayor and City Council, one of the most elegant
buildings in New York, with marble-staircase outside and delicate decor inside

CIVIC CENTER
The complex north of City Hall comprises several urban institutions:

The Old N.Y. County Courthouse
(52 Chambers Street / 1858-1878 / victorian style / Kellum & Eidlitz)

Surrogate´s Court / Hall of Records
( 31 Chambers Street / 1899-1911 / beaux-arts-style / great lobby
/Thomas, Horgan & Slattery)

Municipal Building

(Chambers & Centre Streets / 1914 / McKim, Mead & White)

The United States Courthouse
(40 Centre Street / 1936 / golden pyramid atop a skyscraper / Cass Gilbert)


New York County Courthouse
(60 Centre Street / 1926 / huge column portal / Lowell)

BROOKLYN BRIDGE
(see next pages !)










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