Does anyone know if it's still possible to experience open outcry anywhere in the US? As I'll be visiting New York and Chicago at the end of May, and my trusty Lonely Planet guide informs me that the CBOT and CME public galleires have closed post 9/11 due to secuirty concerns.
I heard that they turned the floor in to a co-location facility for servers/data centres. I don't know if its used for the connect system or they rent it to an ISP.
The floor was bomb, fire, flood, fart proof. Raised floors for cabling, air con etc so its a perfect place.
FillyerBoots - were you there when Chris Eubank came on the floor (as a visitor!)? I never laughed so much at what the stirling locals were shouting at him when they saw him in the gallery. (can't repeat it here!)
Bananas under newspapers to trip the unwary, cards under the collar to "Shark" the yellow jacket, sending runners to the bank with a love note for the cashier, boot polish on the telephone handset...............ah the good old days
I can't believe there aren't any better stories coming out...........