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The NYSE was first housed at a rented room at 40 Wall Street in 1817 A 5-story building at 10 Broad Street opened in 1865It was enlarged and remodeled during the 1870s and 1880s then was demolished in 1901 to make way for the current buildingThe new Exchange building at 18 Broad Street opened in 1903Styled in the classical-revival manner popular at the time it was designed by George B Post a well-known architect and engineerThe sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward designed the pedimentThe eleven figures in the pediment are emblems of American commerce and industryThe central figure symbolizes integrity bordered by figures representing sources of wealth Other figures personify agriculture mining science industry and inventionThe view of lower Manhattan from the NYSE building includes the intersection of Nassau Broad and Wall Streets and looks directly on Federal Hall the historic site of George Washingtons inauguration in 1789It also includes Trinity Church at the end of Wall StreetThe Main Floor occupies 36000 square feet with a ceiling of 86 feet including the Garage Blue Room and Expanded Blue RoomIt consists of 17 trading posts 340 trading positions and 3000 people who work on the trading floorTrowbridge Livingston designed a 23-story building on 11 Wall Street The Garage was added as a second trading room when the Exchange opened in 192220 Broad Street opened in 1956Added as a third trading room the Blue Room opened in 1969 and was expanded in 1988The Garage Blue Room and the Expanded Blue Room each measure 7000 square feetEach trading post represents the auction market for many different securitiesBuy and sell orders are received on the terminals and executed in the open marketThere are nearly 3000 NYSE-listed companies and about 400 of them are non-US listed companiesThere are more than 10000 institutions investing in the NYSEThe total dollar value of the corporate size of all NYSE listed companies is more than 173 trillionThe broker booths occupy the perimeter of
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