Stockbrokers, businessmen and high-power executives all call the Financial District home. Located on the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the district is arguably the center of business and finance for the entire world. It is not know as a residential area, but that is quickly changing with booming construction bring residential high-rises and hotels to the area. It is estimated that currently population of 30,000 live in the area, but it increases to 300,000 when office workers travel into the city.
Unlike the rest of Manhattan, which is laid on a grid system, streets in the Financial District are laid out in a less organized fashion and use names instead of numbers. This is because the area came to up a lot earlier than the rest of the city, and because of this many historical buildings can be found in the area.
Since the 1966, the World Trade Center stood here as a symbolism of the area's financial importance until it was destroyed in 2001. Despite the void left in the area, there are still many architectural sights to see. Federal Hall, located on Wall Street, was the where the first U.S. Congress convened to form the government we know today and where George Washington was inaugurated as the first U.S. president. It is one of the best examples of classical architecture in New York. The neoclassical building that houses the New York Stock Exchange is probably one of the most recognizable structures in the city. Inside stockbrokers, buyers and sellers coverage to make up the largest stock exchange in the world.
Other notable attractions include the South Street Seaport, the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Castle Clinton and Trinity Church.