About Financial District
Photo courtesy of Emmanuel Huybrechts
At various times during the average workday, the Financial District looks like a massive track meet as bankers, lawyers and other business types run to and fro to catch important meetings. It has its peaceful moments, though, and it's not surprising to see suit-wearing men and women stopping for sandwiches (and breathers) in one of the peaceful parks. The streets are lined with an impressive mix of architecture, ranging from newly constructed skyscrapers to quaint two-level buildings dating from the 18th or 19th century.