With a monument in Brooklyn already in the works to honor NYC native and late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, another women’s empowerment statue is already getting the Ruth-treatment.
That statue would be “Fearless Girl,” which first appeared in 2017 as an International Women’s Day art installation to help “call attention to the lack of gender diversity on important corporate boards.” It was meant to be a temporary exhibit, but now has a permanent spot facing the New York Stock Exchange on Broad St., in a bold stance with her hands on her hips.
Sometimes she is outfitted with something topical (she could be seen wearing a face mask earlier this year), and this week appeared with a white, lace collar, in memory of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away on Friday. Gisburg and fellow Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor added the collars as the only women on the Supreme Court, as the previous robes were made for men so the top of their collared shirts and ties could be seen.
The collar was added by the State Street Global Advisors, who also commissioned the original statue.
It is located at Broad St. between Wall St. and Exchange Place if you want to check it out before it is given another makeover!
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