New York Stock Exchange 11 Wall Street New York The New York Stock Exchange is one of the most renowned stock exchanges in the world and dates back to 1792 when the Buttonwood Agreement was signed by 24 brokers and merchants. This agreement transformed the Wall Street area into the financial centre of the city which would be where the New York Stock Exchange would be built. Near this building is the US Federal Reserve and Trinity Church, a neo-Gothic style building. There are also a number of important banks in the area, such as Chase Manhattan Bank which is located in a 240m high skyscraper. Over the years, the New York Stock Exchange has experienced a number of economic crisis and managed to survive the famous Wall Street Crash of 1929. The building is closed to visitors, however, it is worth seeing the outside of this famous building which has six very impressive Corinthian columns. New York Guide | Historical Buildings in New York Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.