Temples of trade: The world's best and biggest bourses

Some of the world’s largest stock exchanges have more than just money to show for themselves
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Curated By: Vikas Khot
Published: Jul 6, 2015
Temples of trade: The world's best and biggest bourses

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  • Temples of trade: The world's best and biggest bourses
  • Temples of trade: The world's best and biggest bourses
  • Temples of trade: The world's best and biggest bourses
  • Temples of trade: The world's best and biggest bourses
  • Temples of trade: The world's best and biggest bourses
  • Temples of trade: The world's best and biggest bourses
  • Temples of trade: The world's best and biggest bourses
New York Stock Exchange
Founded:
1817
Owner: Intercontinental Exchange
Address: 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City
Market capitalisation: $16.61 trillion
The neo-classical architecture of the building, by George B Post, was selected from among eight entries in a competition to design the exchange in 1901. The building was completed in 1903, for $4 million, after many overruns and delays. It rises 10 storeys, with six Corinthian columns and a flat-arched doorway. The trading floor was one of the largest rooms of its times—109 feet long, 140 feet wide and 72 feet high. The front of the building is one giant window, 96 feet long and 50 feet high. The Exchange was also one of the earliest buildings in New York to use air-conditioning. In 1978, the NYSE building was declared a National Historic Landmark