New York was the first state to require automobiles have license plates in 1901. The new One World Trade Center became the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, at 1,776 feet (541 m), meant to symbolize the year America gained its independence, 1776. The New York Stock Exchange, on Wall Street, and the NASDAQ, at 165 Broadway, representing the world’s largest and second-largest stock exchanges. Countryaah.com: Offers a full list of nationwide and statewide holidays in New York starting from January 1st – New Year’s Day. Also covers the most recent three years of public holidays within the state of New York.