The Charging Bull, the icon of Wall Street’s financial district, is one of the most photographed amenities of NY, alongside the Liberty Statue.
Symbol of the American capitalism and Wall Street stock market gambler’s lucky charm, the The Charging Bull has a strange background story. Try figuring out the surprise of the broker of the financial district when, on a cold 16th December morning, found out that in front of their workplace under a Christmas tree there was a 7500lbs bronze charging bull more than 15ft long that nobody commissioned. What’s funny is that everyone was looking for the “guilty one ” of this strange joke, while he was just next to his creation handing out flyers promoting his art. This unexpected gift was the work of an Italian sculptor, Arturo di Modica, who decided to pay on his own the significant amount of 360.000$, in order to give vigor and hope to those hardest hit by the 1987 stock market crash. This monument stroke a cord in so many people that NY municipality decided not to remove it and it is now one of the emblem of the city.