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One of Wall Street’s most recognizable sights is the imposing Federal Hall National Memorial. Built in 1842, the memorial, with the 1883-built statue of George Washington on the steps directly across from the New York Stock Exchange, was erected on the site of New York’s first City Hall. Inside, it’s now a museum, with exhibits that elucidate the events surrounding the memorial and other aspects of American history. The infrastructure of the memorial suffered from the massive shock of the nearby attack on the World Trade Center; as a result, it underwent a $16-million rehabilitation.