|Description:||This 1988 photograph depicted the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) building at 18 Broad Street, on the corner of Wall Street, in New York City. It is a New York City landmark, dating back to 1903. The building is an example of “neo-classical” style architecture.|
The NYSE is the largest stock exchange in the world, though its share trading volume was exceeded by NASDAQ in 1993. Its approximately 2,800 companies were estimated at a worth, as of December 2005, of almost $20 trillion, in the aggregate value of their outstanding common shares of stock. The NYSE closed from September 11th through the 17th, 2001, following of the terrorist attacks on the nearby World Trade Center.
When the World Trade Center towers collapsed as the result of terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the CDC responded by sending 30 officers of the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) to conduct surveillance at 15 hospitals around the city. EIS personnel monitored symptoms of diseases and injuries looking for patterns that could indicate a bioterrorism event. The daily input was gathered and provided to New York public health officials for analysis. The information gave officials an accurate picture of the city’s health needs in the critical days after the attack, allowing the public health teams to focus on the rescue and recovery efforts.