Federal Reserve Bank of New York - Lower Manhattan. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (www.ny.frb.org) is a building of neo-classical style, occupying an entire block. Built in 1924, it recalls the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence and is designed to protect the gold reserves of many countries. A safe buried 25 meters underground with more than 120 compartments and contains more than 11 000 tonnes of gold. It is possible to visit the site for free between 9:30 and 14:30. Roger.