The New York Stock Exchange Building is the headquarters of the New York
Stock Exchange (NYSE). It is composed of two connected structures in
Lower Manhattan, New York City. One part, the original structure at
18 Broad Street, was designed in the Classical Revival style by George
B. Post; the other is a 23-story office annex at 11 Wall Street,
designed by Trowbridge & Livingston in a similar style. The NYSE had
occupied the site on Broad Street since 1865 but had to expand its
previous building several times, and so the structure at 18 Broad
Street was erected between 1901 and 1903. Within two decades, the new
building had become overcrowded, and the annex at 11 Wall Street was
added between 1920 and 1922. The original structure's colonnade is an
icon of the NYSE; behind it is the main trading floor, a 72-foot-tall
(22 m) rectangular space. The building was designated a National
Historic Landmark in 1978 and a city landmark by the New York City
Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1985.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The University of Calcutta, the first modern university in the
Indian subcontinent, was established.
First World War: British ships of the Grand Fleet intercepted
and surprised a German High Seas Fleet squadron in the North Sea,
sinking a cruiser and damaging several other vessels.
Air India Flight 101, en route to London from Bombay, crashed
into Mont Blanc in Switzerland, killing all 117 people on board.
American serial killer Ted Bundy was executed by electric
chair in Florida for the murders of 30 young women.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(literary) Foggy or misty; wintry.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I turned on the news to the Third World War, Opened up the paper
to World War IV. Just when I thought it was safe to be bored, Trouble
waiting to happen.
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