Wells Fargo NY Office New York

Image by Geoffrey Dunbar

Wells Fargo NY Office – A real stagecoach!

In the 1956 Harrison & Abramovitz designed Socony-Mobil Building on East 42nd Street (just east of Madison) — formerly the only centrally air-conditioned building in the world and the first to be clad entirely in pleated stainless steel panels (and still the largest of that type in the world) — resides the disgraced Wells Fargo Bank company.

Disgraced, because for more than a decade, until 2015, in order to boost the bank’s stock price, Wells Fargo’s top executives pressured low-level employees to secretly create more than two million unauthorized and false checking and credit-card accounts. Guilty, fined 180 million dollars.

Disgraced a second timefour because of ‘fraudulent’ loans and sales. Guilty again, fined 1 Billion dollars.

A kind of unruly, wild west barroom type of scofflaw, Wells Fargo appears to be.

Anyway, in the lobby of this super New York skyscraper is, appropriately, a Wells Fargo stagecoach — an original, the real thing — in blood red livery with olive green velvet/velour upholstery, minus the dust and the four horses that pulled it, and the driver and shotgun escort — Wyatt Earp was one of them, and maybe escorted this very coach.

For those to whom a Wells Fargo stage coach symbolizes the wild west and its Indian wars, this is a must see.

Worth a peak when you’re sightseeing the Chrysler Building, Grand Central, the Chanin Building and environs like Library Way and ‘Alice and Olivia‘.

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Address

East 42nd Street 150, New York

Telephone number

+18008693557

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 05:00 - 18:00, Sat 07:00 - 14:00

Price

Free
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)