SPRING 2021 ARCHITECTURE WALKING TOUR: FINANCIAL DISTRICT

Welcome to the Financial District!

Unless we have a strong reason to come to Financial District (also known as FiDi)—the marriage bureau, jury duty, or office work—it’s sometimes the neighborhood New Yorkers tend to forget about. But we really shouldn’t. FiDi holds the key to much of the history of New York City, and much of the resilience we tout as New Yorkers. You can see that in the range of architectural styles we’ll talk about today.

We’re excited to have you as part of the tour today. Get ready—you’re about to appreciate FiDi in a way you never have before! Thank you so much for being here with us.

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1. St. Peter’s Church  10. Trinity Church
2. Woolworth Building 11. Federal Hall
3. Gehry Building 12. Champagne Stop at Pure Barre
4. Seaport District 13. Elevated Acre
5. Champagne Stop at McNally Jackson 14. Fraunces Tavern
6. Lunch at The Malt House or Seamore’s 15. Stone Street
7. Federal Reserve Bank of New York  16. Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
8. Red Cube 17. Champagne Stop at Reiss
9. Zuccotti Park


1.  St. Peter’s Church 
22 Barclay St

Between Church St and Broadway

The oldest Catholic Church in NYC.

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2. Woolworth Building
233 Broadway

Between Park Pl and Barclay St

Across from City Hall Park

Neo-gothic style building designed by Cass Gilbert for Mr. Woolworth.

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3.  Gehry Building
8 Spruce St

Between Nassau St and William St

Stunning architecture by Frank Gehry.

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4.  Seaport District
Fulton Street

Starts at Water St/Pearl St to Pier 17

Between John St and Beekman St

Dynamic neighborhood with cobblestone streets and historic buildings.

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5. Champagne Stop at McNally Jackson
4 Fulton St

Between Front St and South St

Popular independent NYC bookstore.

10% discount for tour goers.

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6.  Lunch at The Malt House or Seamore’s

The Malt House: 9 Maiden Lane

American Tavern with craft beers and cocktails.

Free brunch cocktail for tour goers.

Seamore’s: 250 Vessey St

Seafood restaurant with a SoCal-inspired menu and sources directly from NYC.

Free drink with purchase (coffee, mimosa, tea, or soft drink).

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7.  Federal Reserve Bank of New York 
33 Liberty St

Between Nassau St and William St

Building featuring Renaissance Architecture in Manhattan.

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8. Red Cube
140 Broadway

Between 125th and 126th St

Landmark in the Financial District sculpted by Isamu Noguchi.

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9. Zuccotti Park 
Between Trinity Pl and Broadway & Liberty St and Cedar St

Origin of Occupy Wall Street protest movement.

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10. Trinity Church 
89 Broadway

Between Thames St and Rector St

Historic church where Alexander Hamilton was buried in the graveyard.

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11.  Federal Hall 
26 Wall St

Between Pine St and Wall St & Nassau St and William St

Building featuring Greek Revival architecture.

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12.  Champagne Stop at Pure Barre
80 Pine St

Entrance on Pearl St

Between Pearl St and Water St

Fitness studio offering a full-body barre workout.

25% off for tour goers.

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13.  Elevated Acre 
55 Water St

Entrance is on Water St, right at the stop light

Between Broad St and Old Slip

Secret public space featuring park space with a lawn and boardwalk amid downtown skyscrapers.

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14.  Fraunces Tavern 
54 Pearl St

Between Broad St and Coenties Slip

Renovated historic tavern with a George Washington link.

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15.  Stone Street 
Between Broad St and Whitehall St

The oldest street in Manhattan.

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16.  Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House 
1 Bowling Green

Across from Bowling Green

Between Broadway and State St

Custom house named after the Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

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17.  Champagne Stop at Reiss 
185 Greenwich St

Inside Westfield World Trade Center (Under “The Oculus”)

British fashion brand retail store.

10% discount for tour goers.

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