Popular statue in New York is given a new location
The Fearless Girl Statue has been relocated to stand opposite the New York Stock Exchange. The 1.20m bronze statue of a girl with a defiant look on her face was first unveiled in Bowling Green, in front of Wall Street’s bull sculpture, in March 2017. It was originally commissioned to draw attention to the lack of women on the boards of financial institutions, and was meant to be temporary, but became so popular with New Yorkers and tourists alike that it ended up staying. The statue has just been moved to its new location because the old spot raised safety concerns. “We are welcoming her with open arms,” Betty Liu, executive vice chairwoman of the Exchange, said in an interview. to relocate to transfer to a different place / to stand, stood, stood to be located / Stock Exchange market where stocks and bonds are traded / to unveil to uncover, present, inaugurate / Bowling Green small public garden on Broadway / bull male cow / to commission to officially ask sb to create sth / to draw, drew, drawn here, to attract / lack absence, shortage / board committee (of directors) / to be meant to to be intended to / alike both... and... / location place / to raise to cause, bring about, provoke / safety security / concern issue, problem / chairwoman female director, leader.