Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York City

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The Federal Reserve Bank of New York Building at 33 Liberty Street, which occupies the full block between Liberty, William and Nassau Streets and Maiden Lane in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City, is the headquarters of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. It is where the monetary policy of the United States is executed by trading dollars and United States Treasury securities.As of September 2015, the building's vault holds $565 million worth of gold bullion and $3 million in gold coins, a little more than 5% of the United States' total gold reserve, and 3.76% of the world's reserves.The building was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1965, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.Building and architectureThe visual impact of the neo-Renaissance structure derives from its monumental size, fortress-like appearance, fine proportions and the overall quality of construction. It set the precedent for many later banks which were greatly influenced by its design.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Booking this tour from Australia was no mean feat as they book out within about 5 minutes of tickets being released at 9am local time 30 days in advance. Working out exactly when that was in Australia...  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    You must book 30 days in advance, and is timely, as there are very few places. The visit lasts 1 hour and is very entertaining. They explain many curiosities about the dollar and bullion and make you a visit to the vaults, where you see with your own eyes a lot of gold. That Yes, the photos prohibidisimas.
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  • September 17, 2017
    I found very interesting visit to the Federal Reserve Bank and the boy was thrilled when we got in the Super armored Vault. The visit is organized very well, a guide will accompany you to the discovery of the Bank, will provide you with interesting information on the important role that the U.S. Central Bank plays in the American economy and how it is structured internally. The part of the visit which of course attracts the attention of everyone, including the youngest, is the descent to the vault that sits below street level and underground network. The Vault contains a priceless amount of gold bullion and for its openness we want three people, each of which knows only their own combination but not the other two. The output is given a bag containing disused shredded dollars, a nice way to end a free tour they recommend you do. Only problem is being able to book! Reservations can be made online only directly on the website of the Bank a month before the chosen date and at a specific time that is shown (remember the time zone!). Visiting days (working days but it is best to check the website possible changes) there are only two tour (to August were at 13 and 14). Just open the reservations you have to be quick when inserting your data because the 25 available seats sell out immediately. Children are allowed and is to be shown even an identity document.
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  • June 2, 2017
    Very good tour! A good opportunity to getting to know some of the inner things and everyday tasks in a reserve bank and the business of money, securities and gold custody. Photos are not allowed here.
  • June 8, 2017
    I had a good experience at the federal reserve that included a learning experience as well as good hospitality. The tour guide was really nice and knew the answer to every question that someone asked her. It was fun to learn about the federal reserve, but to be honest there wasn't much to do after we went down to the gold storage. On the tour they should have more then just quotes on a tv screen. For example they could show a documentary on how the federal reserve was made and the process of what the federal reserve does. This would make the experience better instead of standing around looking at a poster with little pictures. Other then that it was a cool building to be in with the great architecture throughout the building. Some things I learned on the trip were that the Federal Reserve holds a quarter of the worlds gold. I found that interesting that countries would trust us with all that gold. I believe we should charge countries to hold their gold because we are doing them a service with little in return except for the title of having the biggest gold storage in the world. I also learned about money and the process it goes through. For example I didn't know the government shredded money to circulate in new money. This made me realize why old money is such a good collectors item because a lot of the old money gets replaced by the new ones. It was also cool how we learned about the stamps that each dollar has that shows where the bill came from. This isn't very important, but I found it very interesting. TBL: The Federal Reserve is a great place to visit for an educational experience and I recommend other schools to go here on a field trip.
  • January 15, 2017
    The fed is a great place to come and visit to learn and explore about the money supply. This place is amazing field trip material for any class. Recently my class has gone on a field trip to the fed and we all enjoyed our time there. You can learn so many great and valuable thing about the country's money supply. Our time there we learned about the foundation of banks and how the fed came to be. It's truly a very good experience for anyone wanting to know more about the country's money supply. I advise anyone who is just eager to learn to go and visit the fed. It is honestly a really good place to go and learn. TLDR: The fed is a good place to have a class trip to Learn about and experience what a federal bank dealing with gold is like.
  • June 22, 2017
    there is a woman there by the name of jennifer banks whom has just possably scammed me.
  • June 6, 2017
    Wolves in sheep's clothing.. er, wool suits.

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