The Charging Bull, by Arturo Di Modica, is a Wall Street icon, but it didn’t start out that way. The bronze sculpture in Bowling Green Park was originally guerilla art, given as a gift to the people of New York. It was first installed in 1989 in the dead of a mid-December night under the NYSE Christmas tree as a gift to the people of New York. When it was discovered it was promptly removed, but a public outcry led to the statue being installed nearby in Bowling Green Park. Today, the bull draws crowds of tourists every day. Charging Bull symbolizes the vitality of New York and the American can-do spirit. The sculpture weighs 3.5 tons and is 18 feet long and 11 feet tall.