NYSE : New York Stock Exchange May 6, 2013Posted by anagasto in history.
Isn’t it a bit confusing?
The thumbnail is from a site whose link is now broken at http://wallstreet-daytraders.com/
At each of these round counters the traders gather to get the data. At the back there is the ubiquitous flag and two posters saying: “The world puts its stock in us.”–
Photographed and released into public domain by Ryan Lawler at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NYSE127.jpg
It looks like the Parthenon, though with Christmas decorations and watched over by skyscrapers.
I can’t find the author, but there is a(pretty) large version of this photo at http://www.thearchitect.co.uk/weblog/images/2002-12-nyse-xmas-decorations.jpg
The Parthenon 2500 years ago was a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Later it became a church and then a mosque and also an ammunition dump — altogether a meaningful CV.
The drawing by Simonfieldhouse is under the CC Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:New_York_Stock_Exchange_Simon_Fieldhouse.jpg
This is what it was like on that fateful day in 1929 when scared people collected in front of the NYSE to get the facts of the crash.
I would have imagined the NYSE trading floor to look like this, but with fewer people, because I thought that by now they would stay at home or at their offices and manage their accounts by computer.– It is the UBS trading floor.
It used to be like that and very noisy because the deals were closed by shouting. The data arrived by ticker tape, a machine that received the quotations by telegraph and printed them out on a paper tape.
The trader holds up his hand to say that he will buy or sell, and the deal, often worth lots of money, is completely validated this way. Computers had not yet been invented.
Photographed and released into public domain by Thomas J. O’Halloran at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NY_stock_exchange_traders_floor_LC-U9-10548-6.jpg———————————————————————————————————–
When it is empty it has to be swept. But even without its traders it does not look orderly or rational or somehow figured out.
This is the London stock exchange 10 years ago. Its ceiling is similar to that of the NYSE, made of crisscrossing tubes. Is that a fashion? For it would not be to save money. — All the monitors are empty while the traders barely find room in the hall.
photo 100swallows — quote from Google groups
Spain: Madrid Stock Exchange
It is in the center of the city near the Prado museum
Under CC Atribución/Compartir-Igual 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Genérica, 2.0 Genérica y 1.0 Genérica by
Luis García at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Palacio_de_la_Bolsa_de_Madrid_%28Espa%C3%B1a%29_01.jpg?uselang=es
France: Paris Stock Exchange
commissioned by Napoleon
Source: ‘User:Mbzt’, GNU / Creative Commons A-SA 3.0, wikipedia.org