A plaque is placed where "Fearless Girl" used to be.
"Fearless Girl", which was installed by Financial Street State Global Advisors in March 2017, was only meant to stay in place for a few days. But New York decided to extend the statutory permission in response to public embrace.
Fans see the statue as a symbol of empowerment and gender equality. They dressed for bad weather and imitated their position – the chest forward, the hook held high – to be photographed by the side. Crowding around the statue posed a security risk and was a factor in the movement, said the city.