NYC to Move Wall Street Bull Statue
New York City says it’s finalizing plans to relocate Wall Street’s famous “Charging Bull” statue.
A spokeswoman for Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio tells The Wall Street Journal that the bull will be placed in a new location somewhere near the New York Stock Exchange.
Jane Meyer says the move is being made “to protect the safety of New Yorkers.”
Reports the de Blasio administration wants to move the famous Charging Bull from its longtime location in Bowling Green to outside the New York Stock Exchange. The bull’s creator and others are upset. Reaction on @PIX11News at 10p #NYSE #chargingbull #nyctouristspot pic.twitter.com/owHtNJgn4G
— Shirley Chan (@ShirleyChanTV) November 8, 2019
Last month, climate protesters doused the bull with fake blood.
In September, a man bashed it with a toy metal banjo.
The sculptor, Arturo Di Modica, opposes moving the bull from its home on a traffic island.
In 2017, State Street Global Advisors commissioned another bronze sculpture, “Fearless Girl,” to face the bull.
It was relocated last December to a spot outside the stock exchange after officials cited traffic hazards.