Financial District and Fort Street

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This center of banking and business activity since the 1850s was converted into a canyonlike setting, not unlike Wall Street, with the erection in the 1920s of the Buhl (1925; 535 Griswold Street), Guardian ( WN12), and Penobscot ( WN13) skyscrapers. In 2010 some forty-eight large buildings in the central business district stood vacant, including several in the financial district.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert

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