1. 20 Exchange Has a Secret Door


The former offices and banking halls on the ground floor are currently empty, but still beautiful. In one wood-paneled room, two doors on either side of a short section of panelling lead to two separate rooms. But the nondescript section between them is actually a concealed door leading to a third room.

Many of the rooms in the banking hall have marble fire places, wood paneling with neoclassical details, and chandeliers. The book Wall Street: Financial Capital shows an image of an upper floor executive dining room explaining that the decor was intended to “remind its executives of an English manor house.”

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