New York Stock Exchange Building (11 Wall Street, New York)

New York Stock Exchange Building (11 Wall Street, New York)

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This Is a Model Of The Wall Street NYSE Building In New York. The Exchange invited eight of New York City’s leading architects to join in a competition to design a grand new building. Their instructions: The trading floor was to have more space, more light, and more convenience for the transaction of business. The Exchange chose the neoclassic design of architect George B. Post. The new Exchange building at 18 Broad Street opened on April 22, 1903 to fanfare and festivity. The Exchange building is considered one of Post’s masterpieces and is a national landmark. John Quincy Adams Ward, a prolific and well-known American sculptor, designed the pediment. Entitled “Integrity Protecting the Works of Man,” the classical design depicts the 22-foot figure of Integrity in the center, with Agriculture and Mining to her left and Science, Industry and Invention on her right, representing the sources of American prosperity. The waves on either extreme of the pediment symbolize the ocean-to-ocean influence of the Exchange. (In 1936, due to the combined effects of the statuary’s 90-ton weight, along with the ravages of pollution and flaws in the marble, the Exchange replaced the marble figures with lead-coated replicas weighing only 10 tons.) This Model Is Very Detailed
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