At this square at the confluence of several major streets, there is a memorial archway to Chinese-Americans who died in WWII which has some interesting calligraphy. Also in the square is a statue of Lin Zexu, a Chinese scholar who opposed the opium trade in the 19th century.
Chatham Square, New York, NY, USA
Nearest Transit: Chambers-Brooklyn Bridge (Lines: 4,5,6,J,M,Z)
Chatham Square and Nearby Attractions on Map
New York Stock Exchange(1.3 km)
A historic site, not least because of the Black Thursday crash of the Exchange on 24 October 1929 and the subsequent sell-off panic which started on Black Tuesday, 29 October, precipitating the worldwide Great Depression of the early 1930s.
23 Wall Street(1.3 km)
Located across from the Stock Exchange is this imposing office building which was constructed in 1914 and served as the headquarters of JP Morgan.
Trump Building(1.3 km)
A very impressive skyscraper which was completed in 1930 and surpassed the height of the nearby Woolworth Building, making it the tallest building in the world until the Chrysler Building was completed just a month later (which in turn lost that title to the Empire State Building less than a year later).
National Museum of the American Indian(1.7 km)
Housed in the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, this Smithsonian museum is the New York branch of the National Museum of the American Indian (the other branches are in Washington, D.
Brooklyn Bridge(0.9 km)
From its intersection with Park Row (just east of City Hall) you can walk (takes about 20-30 minutes each way), bike, or drive across the historic and iconic bridge to Brooklyn.
Trinity Church(1.4 km)
An Episcopalian (Anglican) church and parish was first established on this site in 1697 under charter by King William III.
Union Square(2.5 km)
The most important site is the square itself, which was revamped in 2002 to provide more space for outdoor events and less space for napping homeless people (an earlier version of the square appeared in the film ''The Conversation'').
Federal Hall(1.3 km)
On this site on April 30, 1789, George Washington stood on a balcony overlooking Wall Street and was inaugurated as the first president of the United States.
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