THE VAULTS

The Vaults at 40 Wall Street, once the largest in the world, were responsible for safeguarding enormous amounts of currency, gold, precious metals and safety deposit boxes for the largest financial institutions and the Nation’s wealthiest individuals through WW II and beyond.

 

Erected by the Manhattan company, this 71 story building was originally known as the Bank of Manhattan Trust Building which later merged to become J.P. Morgan Chase. Completely impenetrable (with doors weighing in excess of 10 tons) the vaults were designed by Harold Craig Severance and constructed into the foundation prior to the completion of this landmark building in May of 1930.

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