'Fearless Girl' Is Moving

Sculpture will leave spot near 'Charging Bull' and move a few blocks away, outside the NYSE
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 19, 2018 12:50 PM CDT
In this April 2017 photo, people gather at the "Fearless Girl" sculpture in lower Manhattan, New York.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
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(Newser) – "Fearless Girl" is getting a new home. The statue near Wall Street that has become a global symbol of female can-do business spirit will be moved from her spot facing the "Charging Bull," per the AP. She won't be going far, however: CNN reports the statue will be moved about three blocks away and will face the New York Stock Exchange building. The ponytailed girl in a windblown dress became a tourist magnet last spring when the artwork popped up confronting the famous bull that was a symbol of the American financial resilience in the wake of the 1987 stock market crash.

State Street Global Advisors, the financial services firm that installed the "Fearless Girl" statue in March 2017, said Thursday that it will be moved by the end of the year. "Fearless Girl" was designed to call attention to a State Street initiative to increase the number of women on corporate boards. (The firm behind the statue had to pay an ironic fine.)


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