Wall Street’s “Fearless Girl” faces an uncertain future

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The Wall Street bull has company. State Street Global Advisors installed a statue of a defiant girl, with hands on her hips, chin high and pony tail out, in front of the charging bull. The bronze statue, entitled "Fearless Girl," was installed a day ahead of International Women's Day.

NEW YORK — Should the “Fearless Girl” stand up to Wall Street’s charging bull forever?

That’s the question New York City officials are facing after the 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 send the message that corporations should put more women on their boards is now getting a second look in light of the popularity and an online petition.

But does keeping the girl past an April 2 deadline forever alter the meaning of the bull?

The artist who created the bull as a symbol of America’s economic strength has said it would. He wants the girl gone.