Charging Bull, also known as the Wall Street Bull or Bowling Green Bull, is a bronze sculpture standing at 11 feet (3.4 m) tall and weighing 7,1000 pounds (3200 kg) that cost $360,000 to build.
The sculpture was created by sculptor Arturo Di Modica in 1989 and is located within the Bowling Green Evacuation Day Plaza in the Financial District on Broadway & Morris St. This sculpture was created following the 1987 stock market crash as a symbolic representation of the financial optimism that encompasses the always pervasive American spirit.
Charging Bull has become one of the most iconic sculpture in New York City; acting as a Wall Street that attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. Other than Charging Bull there are many other popular tourist sites not too far from the sculpture. South of Charging Bull there is Battery Park, which overlooks the gorgeous Statue of Liberty; which symbolizes the freedom of America.
In addition to being able to see the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park, one can also view the beautiful and also iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Alongside Battery Park is the National Museum of the American Indian, which presents Native American art and artifacts that can date back over 12,000 years ago.
Incidentally, Charging Bull was the only bronze sculpture until the fateful day of March 7, 2017 when another bronze statue, named Fearless Girl, was positioned at the fore of Charging Bull.
Fearless Girl was placed there to promote the gender-diversity before International Women’s Day. There was huge controversy with the placement of Fearless Girl because Arturo di Modica claimed that that statue ruins the essence of what Charging Bull epitomizes. Before the addition of Fearless Girl to Bowling Green Evacuation Plaza, there stands criticism directed at the message that Charging Bull conveys; which stems from anti-capitalist ideals.
From the Charging Bull, drive south on Broadway for two and a half blocks, then take a left at Bridge Street.
Drive one block East, then turn right onto Broad St.
Drive South until you hit South Street. Turn right and follow signs for the FDR Drive.
Take the FDR north to the East Forty-Second Street exit, then drive six blocks to Madison Avenue.
Hang right on Madison, then turn left onto East Forty-Third Street.
Go one block, then turn left onto Fifth Avenue.
Drive three block, then turn left onto East Fortieth Street.
We are located at Sixteen East Fortieth Street.
Our building is on the right-hand side of the street, and has a gray granite façade with a silver-colored building number.
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