Visiting Lower Manhattan can feel like a trip through time. Explore the City’s past by checking out the neighborhood’s historic sites, many of them dating back to before the American Revolution. These landmarks are often adjacent to NYC’s newest and most futuristic buildings. The narrow 18th-century streets of the Financial District are surrounded by towering glass skyscrapers—including One WTC, the tallest building in the western hemisphere—as well as the Oculus, the area’s striking transit and retail hub. But Lower Manhattan remains probably best known for its financial institutions. Eric Hsu’s photographs capture the neighborhood’s excitement and contrasts. Click through our gallery and then visit for yourself.