7. New York Produce Exchange

New York Produce Exchange-Bowling Green-NYCImage via Library of Congress. featured in Broadway.

In the 19th century, the New York Produce Exchange was located at 2 Broadway across from Bowling Green. George B. Post built this brick Romanesque revival building using cage construction, a foreshadowing of future skyscraper technique. Prices for global commodities like oil, wheat, and corn were set here. In 1900, $15 million dollars of business passed through the exchange each day. The building was demolished in 1957.

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