The Wall Street has been an inspiration for several things, like the famed newspaper and a range of jewelry collection as well, among many other things. But this time, it was the vintage cast iron remains that were a landmark for the corner of Broad and Wall Street that went under the hammer this week at Christie’s. The historic sign post, which saw the bombings in 1920 and the stock market crash in 1929, was touted to fetch anything between $60,000 and 80,000. The hammer went down at $116,500; the winning bid for which was placed by a phone bidder.
Originally place right before the original JP Morgan and Co building, the signboard has seen some of the eventful (and not so eventful) times of the US economy. Crafted in cast iron, the sign has been mounted on a bracket composed of four interlocking frame pieces.