The "Fearless Girl" statue is making a move.
State Street Global Advisors, the firm that installed "Fearless Girl", said in a Thursday, April 19 statement it would move the statue to a location near the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan. In a letter to De Blasio, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James appealed for the extension, writing, "Fearless Girl stands as a powerful beacon, showing women-young and old-that no dream is too big and no ceiling is too high". "Since Fearless Girl's placement, more than 150 companies have now added a woman to their board".
She stared down the iconic "Charging Bull" of Wall Street - and now she could make it move. It is also considering whether to move the Charging Bull as well because of pedestrian safety concerns.
"We eagerly await the arrival of Fearless Girl to her fitting new home", he added.
"We think it's flawless that she's going to stay ... at the heart of that financial district", Heinel added. Artist Kristen Visbal, who is based in DE and primarily works in bronze, created the sculpture.
The statue was on a temporary permit, but she became so popular that de Blasio vowed to find a new location. There's some talk of moving the Charging Bull, as well, but Di Modica's lawyer Norman Siegel told Reuters said the sculptor would need to give his permission first.
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She told CNNMoney: "Fearless Girl [will] continue to inspire the global community regarding gender collaboration in every aspect of life".
At a press conference a year ago, Di Modica told reporters that "Fearless Girl" tarnished the positive message of the bull, which is "a better America and a better world".
Fernando Luis Alvarez, the owner of a CT gallery where Di Modica shows his work, defended the bull as a symbol of optimism and said the meaning of the original had been distorted.
He could not immediately be reached to comment on the possibility that "Charging Bull" may move.
Police removed the statue, which didn't have a permit.
"We're grateful to State Street for their partnership in keeping the Fearless Girl here in NYC". The firm denied wrongdoing.