Stretching for eight city blocks from Broadway to South Street is the world-famous Wall Street, the city's buzzing financial heart, full of glittering skyscrapers.
Wall Street is known for its distinctive architecture, which can be traced back to the Gilded Age. The older buildings in particular were often designed with elaborate facades, which have not been common in corporate architecture for decades. Some of the most famous landmarks on Wall Street were erected as the headquarters of banks and other financial institutions.
This street and the surrounding area are home to some of the most important exchanges in the world, including the New York Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ, and the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Also located nearby are the impressive Trinity Church and Federal Hall. Look for the bronze statue of Charging Bull at Bowling Green, on Broadway. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Financial District and a popular photo opportunity for visitors.