Photo by myself of the New York Stock Exchange, at 11 Wall Street.
Although the building has a grand facade, it isn't located in a grand space. Unfortunately, you can only get limited views of the building, which is dramatically lit.
It was a quiet night. Armed guards stood on call outside, just in case.
Yes, this is the famous place.
You see the interiors sometimes on tv, filled with stressed out bankers. Their arms in the air, they make signs with their fingers to buy and sell or whatever they do. The close of the market each day is rung in by a special bell.
I've only seen this building at night or on the weekend, since I work uptown. I'd love to see what it's like during rush hour. Is there a flood of bankers streaming out? Or is it more like a stampede?
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