Wall Street Revival

9-11 Memorial - photo by Rob McFarland
9-11 Memorial – photo by Rob McFarland

Business Traveller Magazine, Asia-Pacific edition – July 2012

Back in 1961, The New York Times described the atmosphere around Wall Street thus: “A deathlike stillness that settles on the district after 5:30 and all day Saturday and Sunday.” It’s true that ever since the area became a financial hub in the mid-1800s, it’s been a predominantly commercial, rather than residential, neighbourhood. Thousands of people stream into the area’s gleaming array of skyscrapers each morning and then, just as quickly, file back into the subways to depart each night.

At least that’s what used to happen.

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Published by Rob McFarland

Hi! I'm an award-winning travel writer who divides his time between Sydney, the US and Europe. I regularly speak at travel events and have helped hundreds of aspiring travel writers, PR professionals and tourism operators through my writing courses.

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