Financial district and Lower Manhattan
of Manhatta represents the birthplace of New York..
The small town of New Amsterdam at the bottom of
Manhattan was defended by a fort (south) and by a wall (north),
in order to protect against Indians.
In 1699, the wall was destroyed by the British and
replaced by a street - Wall Street
The activity was concentrated here and it became an
administrative, residential as well as a commercial area.
Wall Street became the center of banking, finance and
insurance in the latter19th century.
World Trade Center
107 th Floor ; open July-August daily 9:30am -11:30pm.
The rest of the year opens daily 9:30am to 9:30pm - Fare
Information - Tel.: 212 - 323-2340
The Twin Towers from the World
Trade Center (WTC) are todays as famous as the Empire
Entirley devoted to to the international trade, this
buiding was completed in 1970 by the archirects Minoru
Yamasaki & Ass. and Emery Roth & Sons.
The Twin Towers are the second tallest buildings in the
United States after Sears Towers in Chicago, rising to 1,
It's the highest point in the city and on a clear day the
view from the top is nothing short of spectacular.
World Financial Center
One of the latest complex built in Manhattan, four
office towers designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates.
Public places along Hudson River.
See the Winter Garden
Former US Custom House
1, Bowling Green
Designed in 1907 by Cass
This Beaux Arts monument became in 1994 the Museum
of the American Indian ( open evey day, free
Note the sculptures made by Daniel Chetser French ( who
also created the Lincoln Memeorial in Washington ).
The sculptures represent the four continents.
In 1973 the Customs House moved into the World Trade
Internet Web Site
Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution
This square used to be a market during the Dutsch period
of the 17th century. It becamethe first park in the City
inn1773, and was popularised as a place where bowling
players met eachother.
The name of Battery Park reflects the fact that canons
were used here to defend Castle Clinton Fort, built to
protect the city against the British.
Castle Clinton National Monument
open year round daily 8:30am to
5pm, closed 25th Dec Information Tel.: 212 344 7220.
The fortification was build in
1811 and restored in 1975.
The promenade on the river offer a splendid view of New
The ferries to Staten Island leave from Battey Park.
Gothic monument were designed by Richerd Upjohn and
used to be the highest point in Manhattan. The church was
completed in 1846
Square bell tower with a 280 ft spire
The burial ground is home to the city's oldest tomb,
dated 1681, offering an astonishing contrast with the
adjacent Financial District skycrapers.
54 Pearl Street - Open year
round Monday to Friday 10am to 4:45pm. On week ends noon
to 4pm. Closed on major holidays. Rate : 2.50$
Phone 212 425 1778
This old tavern was bought by in 1763 by Samuel Fraunces.
It became famous during the Revolution when GeorheWashington
stayed there in 1783. Fraunces was the scene of Georges
Washington's farewell to his offices in 1783.
The tavern was reconstructed in a Georgian style in 1927
and today contains a tavern style restaurant and a small
museum where America's memories can be visited.
Financial Center of New York. The name comes from the
Wall built by the Dutsch Governor Peter Stuyvesant in
1653 in order to protect the small city against the
In 1792, brokers met here, under a buttonwood tree at the
intersection of Wall and Pearl Streets.
Today it symbolizes the world financial power of the
New York Stock Exchange
20 Broad Street - Open year
round from Monday to Friday
9:15am to 4pm
Closed major holidays. Free entrance.
The New York Stock Exchange was founded
in 1792 and the building known today was built in 1903 by
Corinthian style colums
26 Wall Street. Open year
round Moday to Friday 9am to 5pm - Information Phone :
212 825 6888
This monument was built on the
site occupied by New York's City Hall where George
Washington took his oath as the first President of the
United States in 1789.
The actual building was built in 1842 in a Greek style
with Corinthian columns. It was inspired by the Parthenon
You can visit the historical museum..
Hall National Memorial (
Internet web site )
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty St. Visit within
a guided tour - Year round Monday to Friday 10:30am and
1:30pm and 2:30pm - Visit around 45 minutes
Closed on major holidays.
Reservations required - Phone 212 720 6130.
Florentine style palace
completed in 1924.
Federal Reserve contains the gold reserve of more than 80
Sightseeing by area
Lines 4 and 5 to Bowling Green
Lines N and R to Whitehall Street