Museum of American Finance Terminates Lease at 48 Wall Street Following Flood

Museum of American Finance Terminates Lease at 48 Wall Street Following Flood

December 4, 2018 | Press Releases

The Museum of American Finance (MoAF) announced today that it has terminated its lease at 48 Wall Street in New York City. The Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, had been located in this historic bank building since 2008, and its lease was scheduled to expire in 2021.

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