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Wall Street History

Wall Street History

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Published by: Usaid Khan on Dec 18, 2011
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 Wall Street
Map of Wall Street as it runs today
 Wall Street
refers to thefinancial district ofNew York City, named after and centered onthe eight-block-long street running fromBroadwaytoSouth Streeton theEast RiverinLower Manhattan. Over time, the term has become ametonymfor the financial markets of theUnited Statesas a whole, or signifying New York-based financial interests. It is the home of theNew York Stock Exchange, theworld's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listedcompanies. Several other major exchanges have or had headquarters in the WallStreet area, includingNASDAQ, theNew York Mercantile Exchange, theNew York Board of Trade, and the formerAmerican Stock Exchange. Anchored by Wall Street, New York City is one of the world's principalfinancialcenters.
 
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History
The original city map called theCastello Planfrom 1660, showing the wall onthe right sideDepiction of the wall of New Amsterdam on a tile inWall Street (IRTLexington Avenue Line)subway stationWall Street in 1797
 
 Conjectural view of Wall Street, as it probably looked at the time ofWashington's 1789 inauguration1847 map showing the street layout and ferry routes for lower Manhattan.View of Wall Street from corner of Broad Street, 1867: The building on theleft was theU.S. Customs House. Today it's the home of theFederal Hall National Memorial.Lower Manhattan around 1914.

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