NEW YORK – The Charging Bull of Wall Street mysteriously collapsed over the weekend. What could this mean?
Wall Street traders, stock brokers and hedge fund managers were shocked when they got to work today. The Charging Bull – a powerful symbol on Wall Street for decades – had fallen to the ground.
“I came to work and there I saw the bull, just lying there on the ground. Kind of freaked me out,” said Goldman Sachs trader Dan Gipple.
The bull, sometimes referred to as the Wall Street Bull or the Bowling Green Bull , is a 7,100 lb bronze sculpture by Arturo Di Modica and had been standing in Bowling Green Park near Wall Street.
It had been standing at 11 feet tall. It still and measures 16 feet long, but not it’s lying on the ground.
This is what it used to look like:
The Wall Street Bull is a symbol of aggressive financial optimism and prosperity. The sculpture is both a popular tourist destination which draws thousands of people a day, as well as “one of the most iconic images of New York” and a “Wall Street icon” symbolizing “Wall Street” and the Financial District.
It was built following the 1987 stock market crash as a symbol of the “strength and power of the American people.”
Oh well… that was then.