On August 28, 2015 we did the New York See It All Tour, with +OnBoard Tours. Of course we also made a stop on Wall Street, the historic area in lower Manhattan.
We were walking to the impressive building of the New York Stock Exchange.
11 WALL ST
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Same entrance as in photo above but now I've stepped back.
The building has two facades.
Front facade of The New York Stock Exchange with its 6 tall Corinthian columns.
The building seems to have been inspired by the Roman Pantheon.
In the center we see the symbolic statuary of Integrity Protecting the Works of Man, above the New York Stock Exchange frieze.
High relief symbolic figures of which the largest statue as a 'classically robed female figure' called 'Integrity,' who 'stretches both of her arms outward with clenched fists.' A symbol of honesty and sincerity, Integrity, standing on her own pedestal, dominates the center of the 16 ft. high pediment.
The 110 ft. wide pediment contains eleven figures, including the centerpiece figure.
Integrity protects the 'works of man,' including figures symbolizing Science, Industry, Agriculture, Mining, and a figure that represents 'Realizing Intelligence.'
The statuary was designed by John Quincy Adams Ward (1830-1910) and Paul Wayland Bartlett (1865-1925).
Hope you enjoyed this architectural treasure.
Have you been there maybe?
Thanks for your visit.