Wall Street is the modern American “Street of Dreams,” built on the remains of a seventeenthcentury fort wall. It is the financial capital of the United States, spanning a seven-block stretch of downtown Manhattan, New York City, NY. The district surrounding Wall Street is home to numerous investment banks (Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan), securities firms (Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch) and insurance companies (Metlife). Additionally the New York Stock Exchange and other major exchanges are located here. Wall Street embodies highs and lows of American life, economic prosperity and tickertape parades or Depression, recession and corporate greed (in the movie Wall Street, 1987).
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