In this March 22, 2017 photo, the Charging Bull and Fearless Girl statues are sit on Lower Broadway in New York.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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That's the question New York City officials are facing after a statue of a ponytailed girl in a windblown dress went up in front of the bronze bull early this month and immediately became a tourist draw and internet sensation.What was intended as a temporary display to encourage corporations to put more women on their boards is now getting a second look in light of its popularity, which has spawned an online petition seeking to keep it.But does keeping the girl past her scheduled April 2 deadline forever alter the meaning of the bull? After all, the 3.3-meter-tall, 3,195-kilogram bull has been hugely popular in its own right; it was placed in a lower Manhattan traffic median in the wake of the 1987 stock market crash as a symbol of Americans' financial resilience and can-do spirit.Some fans of the bronze girl already see the bull much differently.Such shifting perceptions of the bull – from American hero to villain of sorts – outrage bull sculptor Arturo Di Modica, who wants the girl gone.The girl's sculptor has no hostile feelings toward the bull.
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