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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  • It was exciting; both to hear about the U.S. monetary policy in the Museum and to be down in the depths, where the gold is. Our guide was great. There is a rift on the tickets. They released a month before 23:00. 9 American time. I was sitting ready on the day and was lucky to get 5 tickets. Just a few hours later, it is impossible. However, I would not recommend the place for young children, since the Museum part is boring, if you do not understand English.
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  • I could not get tickets for the tour. You have to book a month in advance, are only 25 places per day, which makes it very complex. It is free of charge.
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  • 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 »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • there is a woman there by the name of jennifer banks whom has just possably scammed me.
  • Wolves in sheep's clothing.. er, wool suits.

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