Sofokleous Street

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The old stock exchange

Sofokleous Street (Greek: Οδός Σοφοκλέους, Odos Sofokleous) is a street in the downtown part of Athens, the Greek capital. It is named after the ancient Greek tragedian Sophocles. The street runs from Pireos Street and ends short from Stadiou Street at Pesmatzoglou Street and Aristeidou Street. Until 2007 the Athens Stock Exchange was located in this street, near Aiolou Street on the north side. Further north lies Kotzia Square. The street is approximately 600 m long.

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The Athens Stock Exchange first opened in 1876 on the street's north side. Modernistic eight storey-buildings were constructed in most parts of the street while neo-classical buildings still existed. Traffic lights and street lights were introduced. Traffic lights were also introduced at Pireos, Sokratous, Athinas and Aiolou streets.

After the move of the Athens Exchange its former building was used as the venue for the 4th Athens Biennale 2013 "AGORA".[1] [2]

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Coordinates: 37°58′52″N 23°43′36″E / 37.9811°N 23.7268°E / 37.9811; 23.7268