'Fearless Girl' Sculpture to Move From Bowling Green to NYSE
The statue has stood facing the Wall Street Bull since March 2017, but will now move to outside the New York Stock Exchange building.
State Street Global Advisors, who commissioned the sculpture, released a statement announcing the move, which will relocate 'Fearless Girl' from Bowling Green to a new location "facing the NYSE" and allow visitors easier and safer access to the statue. After its appearance on International Women's Day, the statue quickly became symbolic of larger issues surrounding gender equality and the influx of visitors eager to see the statue and take photos created logistical problems on the small park at the interesection of two active roadways. The move will take place before the end of 2018.
'Fearless Girl' was originally given a one-week permit to be installed in front of the Wall Street Bull (unlike the bull itself, which was secretly installed overnight, also originally near the NYSE), but Mayor de Blasio extended the placement through the next year. The new location in front of the NYSE will be offical, but it was not described as permanent and no new timeframe was given on how long the statue will be displayed.
The city has revealed that they are considering a similar move for the Wall Street Bull that would relocate it from Bowling Green to somewhere near the stock exchange. It is quite a revelation, as the sculptor of 'Charging Bull' was one of the loudest detractors of 'Fearless Girl' when it was placed near his sculpture, and would likely be resistant to having the sculptures displayed near each other.