Here's what a typical day is like at the New York Stock Exchange, which turns 225 years old this week


New York Stock Exchange

Sarah Jacobs

The Board Room.


There are few places as important to American business as the New York Stock Exchange.

The exchange is celebrating its 225th anniversary this week, and a multimillion-dollar renovation completed in February pays homage to its past in every conference room. Walking around the exchange's many rooms above the trading floor, you'll see historical artifacts like a signed letter from Thomas Edison, a gift from Czar Nicholas II of Russia, and a signed guitar from Jimmy Page.

We recently took a tour of the stock exchange floor and its newly renovated rooms to see what a typical day is like inside the New York Stock Exchange.