Downtown Miami Getting 3,000-Pound Miami Bull; ‘New Center Of Finance,’ Mayor Says

Coming soon to downtown Miami: the Miami Bull sculpture.

The 3,000 pound, 11-foot statue was unveiled at the Miami Beach Convention Center this morning by Mayor Francis Suarez, where Bitcoin 2022 is taking place.

It features laser eyes similar to those adapted by crypto enthusiasts on social media.

Following the event, it will be relocated to Miami-Dade’s Wolfson Campus.

The statue is modeled on Wall Street’s Charging Bull. It was created by a New York-based advertising agency Small, brand strategists from Octonano, artist Furio Tedeschi and Onyx Forge Studio

TradeStation, which was founded in Miami, commissioned the work.

At a ceremony this morning, Suarez reportedly said that New York is “the former financial center.”

“The future of finance is here, in Miami,” Suarez said.

(photo: Mayor Francis Suarez)

 

 

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Anonymous
5 months ago

Miami is the capital of the Cryptocroquetas

Anonymous
5 months ago

miami is the capital of cryptocroquetas ? speaking of croquetas, we need a croqueta sculpture

Anonymous
5 months ago

It would look like a poop

Socretes
5 months ago

What is brown and rhymes with Snoop?

Andre
5 months ago

Dr. Dre

Anonymous
5 months ago

Im miami born and raised and I love my city but I’m sorry New York will always be New York…

Anon
5 months ago

New York will always be New York… always in second place.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Second place to where and what.. Miami?

Ahhhhh hahahahaha, ahhhhh hahahahaha, ahhhhh hahahahaha, ahhhhh…..

Anon
5 months ago

New York is the capital of the world.
D.C. is the capital of the nation.
Miami is the capital of the Americas.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yeah.. keep telling yourself that.

Steve
5 months ago

It’s true so fuck off

Anonymous
5 months ago

I am with you, Anon. Just ignore the prejudicial comments

Anonymous
5 months ago

Born and raised in NY. its a cesspool.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Said no one ever

Jimmy
5 months ago

Dude relax just go to New York

Anonymous
5 months ago

NYC has a stupid woke statue of a girl in front of their bull now.

Anonymous
5 months ago

They moved it to wall street, and the artist of the bull hated it cause it was an attempt to change the meaning of his work of art.

Blah
5 months ago

A perversion of a beautiful message. After some hard financial years in the 70s and 80s that statue was meant to embody courage and strength, now it’s a joke about political correctness

Michael
5 months ago

NY Horrible

Bob Jones
5 months ago

That’s true. NY is the financial capital of the world. It’s also the undisputed cultural and corporate capital and the advertising, publishing, and media capital. Miami is amazing, but let’s be real. NY’s only competitors are London and Paris.

Anonymous
5 months ago

ehhh, Los Angeles holds its own against NYC in culture and media.

F Carollo
5 months ago

I agree. LA is the third biggest economy in the world (after Tokyo and NYC)

Fernando
5 months ago

… and don’t forget NY is the tax charging capital of the nation.

Anonymous Hippo
5 months ago

Let’s be honest though, you don’t earn enough to care about this.

Anonymous
5 months ago

What does that have to do with this discussion?

TitoD
5 months ago

In NY tax more than 11%??

Anonymous
5 months ago

Tokyo

Anonymous
5 months ago

Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Tokyo enter the chat…

Anonymous
5 months ago

…for now!

Jimmy
5 months ago

Our mayor is ahead of all mayors

Anonymous
5 months ago

He may be hotter than all other mayors, but that’s about it.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Except wearing a polo shirt with a suit jacket screams douche.

Socretes
5 months ago

Suarez is a very smart guy.

Did you see what the NY Mayor is doing with his citizens’ tax dollars!?!?!?

They Mayor of NY City is giving his citizens tax dollars to Florida billboard owners.
(Why not….those NY suckers pay PLENTY of city taxes)

This NY Mayor has a great idea.
1…Take his citizens tax dollars.
2…Give it to Florida billboard owners.
3…Write the message, “If you are a Pre-school teacher, Kindergarten teacher, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade teacher who can’t REFRAIN from teaching sex ed….THEN COME BACK TO NEW YORK!!!!!!”

BOOM! That will show Rick DeSantis and all those Florida people!!!!!!
“We are morally superior New Yorkers!!!! If you don’t want perverted teachers then we will commit an ADVERTISING budget to get those oddballs out of Florida and into New York!!”

Mr. Florida Governor, what say you?

No comment, only a smile that exudes “Checkmate”.

Andre
5 months ago

Pretty funny…the NYC Mayor is advertising on billboards to attract sexually deviant Pre-school teachers to leave to his city.
The Miami Mayor is advertising to attract Financial firms, FinTech, and crypto to his city.

Socretes
5 months ago

I love NY.

But if Rick Moranis (Vince Glothar, Keymaster of Gozar), or Doug McKenzie lived in Miami at age 65, no Miami sucka would cold cock the man until he went to the Emergency Room.

Sad that New Yorker allow that nonsense.

Pickles
5 months ago

Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Tokyo, Sydney, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore exist too.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Hong-Kong and Singapore too

MokeyB
5 months ago

Right on ! I’m near Miami but originally NYC. No character in Florida; lazy work ethic.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Everyone I know that moved here from NY is a broke bum lol

Socretes
5 months ago

There are a lot of slackers in MIA, and they used to make a large proportion of the workforce when I moved here in 1992.
That has changed.

If you do not recognize the character, thats okay MokeyB

Jon
5 months ago

In my experience, they’ve gotten lazier since ‘92.

ItoldYOUso
5 months ago

Y’all gonna be as disappointed as the folks who thought the US would never replaced Britain. Shit changes, it’s a staple of life.

Socretes
5 months ago

THAT IS DEEP!
Flexing that he is from Miami. (ok)
THEN apologizing for knowing basic geography.

Yes. New York will always be New York you Knight Scholar!!!

(unless of course you moved to Miami from the Mid-west or any other place where people read books…those interlopers might offer that New York was once New Amsterdam. Why they changed it, I can’t say…people just liked it better that way).

Anonymous
5 months ago

Uh, “Amsterdam” is a Dutch word. The name changed to “New York” when England came and kicked ass!

Anonymous
5 months ago

You do realize you just argued against lyrics to a song right?

Andre
5 months ago

Of course he doesn’t.

Anonymous
5 months ago

I live in both cities. NYC is dying at this time and the woke politicians are definitely to blame. People are very worried about the increasing crime, violent homeless, increasing taxes and closing commercial businesses. The streets are dirtier than ever before in recent history. It can be corrected with the right political leadership.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Sounds like Miami and Miami Beach.

Anonymous
5 months ago

The bull should be in Brickell not MDCC!

Brickell
5 months ago

I agree Brickell has the most international banks in the country

Anonymous
5 months ago

Brickell is the past, Downtown and MWC is the future!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Then why is it being moved to one of downtown’s ugliest blocks, surrounded by MDC’s parking lot real estate?

Anonymous
5 months ago

too bad you can’t get any quality Brickell listings

Anonymous
5 months ago

“Brickell is the past, Downtown and MWC is the future!”

That’s what your girlfriend said to you when she told you about her new boyfriend.. “you’re the past, he’s the future!”

lol

Not Anonymous
5 months ago

that was not funny

Not Anonymous
5 months ago

No it isn’t, Brickell is always going to be the center of finance, unless you know of any office tower or banks going to MWC

Anon
5 months ago

read the next miami, millions of SF of office spaces planned and under construction in downtown.

Anonymous
5 months ago

can we just fix flagler street first?

T G
5 months ago

they’re working on it. 1 hour per day, 1 day per week. maybe it’ll be done by 2030

Anonymous
5 months ago

It’s called the Mana effect.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Flagler street rework is 5 blocks from the Metrorail to Biscayne.
One Block at the western end was done a few years ago. The portion on the east from Biscayne to 2nd avenue was started May of last year. The street from Biscayne to third avenue is now complete. Sidewalks are still under construction.
The street from 3rd to 2nd Av. should be complete this month.
The other 2 blocks will likely be complete before the end of next year.

Huevon Bull
5 months ago

I brick paver per day. That’s the limit.

s.k
5 months ago

SW 9th St & SW 1st Ave… it’s been years with street construction and nothing has been done.

Bob Jones
5 months ago

Very nice, but anyone who thinks that Miami will replace NY as the world financial center is delusional!!!

someone that knows
5 months ago

There was a time that Rome was the epicenter of the universe, then Athens, the Chicago… catching my drift? NYC had its day, Miami here we come!!!

As good as it gets
5 months ago

Sorry, Athens came before Rome. It was Mesopotamia, Persia, Athens, and then Rome

Spell it Right
5 months ago

Chicago has never been the epicenter of the universe, except of Illinois and the Midwest Region

someone that knows
5 months ago

it was as far as the US is concerned, prohibition era

someone that knows
5 months ago

kinda missing the point… its irrelevant what came first, only that every 50 years or so a new city rises as the most talked about place in the world… that place is now Miami.

meh
5 months ago

you need a history lesson young man

Jimmy
5 months ago

Yep now we have the airport one thing at a time

Anonymous
5 months ago

Exactly, they can wake me up when wall street and all the exchanges have moved down to Miami which is never going to happen

someone that knows
5 months ago

wall street? physical Exchanges? have you been living under a rock? such 90s thinking. Nobody cares about Wall Street and exchanges, I can trade a billion dollar portfolio from a cell phone sitting at the beach

Anthony vola
5 months ago

Exactly there is no place in the whole wide world like NewYork City everyone else tries so hard to be like New York especially Florida ny style pizza ny style Chinese food ny style this and that see what iam talking about every place you go to in Florida says ny style they always trying to be like ny and I rather pay high taxes but you make more money in ny than Florida

Anonymous
5 months ago

Boy.. that is one longggg run-on sentence…

Andre
5 months ago

Miami does not try to be like New York.

Nor do we need to be like New York.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Agree….Miami is to finance what the Marlins are to MLB relevance.

Tigerguy
5 months ago

New York City will always be the financial capital with normal banking however Miami could be the capital of cryptocurrency or some other form of fintech. I am originally from Long Island and saying this as well.

Andre
5 months ago

Yes….I’m old enough to remember when the population of NY was more than the population of Florida (2015).

Check out the Top 20 State population infographic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDGYW9KzpcY

New York was comfortably #1 from 1808 all the way to WWII. In 1945, Florida was not even in the top 20.

Andre
5 months ago

How did you go bankrupt New York?

“Two ways,” New York said. “Gradually, then suddenly.”

Anonymous
5 months ago

LMAOOOO so the stock exchange is relocating? So JP Morgan is building a new global headquarters (and one of NY’s tallest buildings) on Park Avenue because….why?

Love the ambition but besides attracting boutique firms when the head of the firm wants to avoid paying state taxes no global headquarters of a major bank are moving here.

Anonymous
5 months ago

…for now 😉

Truth Matters
5 months ago

Not only that but for all the hype, a lot of firms are actually going to Palm Beach, Pompano and other boutique firms to Doral/Miramar which technically are not Miami

anonymous
5 months ago

Doral is Miami dade county

Tr's
5 months ago

But not Miami

Not Anonymous
5 months ago

Doral it’s a car centered sh*t hole next to a trash dump

Anonymous
5 months ago

When I see Goldman Sachs moving their headquarters—not 50 remote jobs—to Miami then I’ll start jumping up and down with dogs on their hind legs….not before.

Huevon Bull
5 months ago

Never say never. Nobody can predict the future.

someone that knows
5 months ago

JP Morgan is run by a dinosaur…if they had any vision at all, they would build in Miami

Crypto Dancing Bear
5 months ago

Should have made a steaming pile of bullshit sculpture, with laser eyes.

Anonymous
5 months ago

yeah, it would fit the mayor better along with his failed MiamiCoin which scammed a bunch of people in a major pump and dump just a couple months in

Jon
5 months ago

Isn’t ALL crypto just pump and dump?

Anonymous
5 months ago

I will stick with the the American dollar all day long.

Andre
5 months ago

Excellent.
I put my dollars in hard assets (real estate) this year.
In large part because the money that I put in Ethereum is up 55% last year and inflation is up 10% this year.

US Dollars in the bank are a GUARANTEED investment. Guaranteed to loose purchasing power.

Anonymous
5 months ago

This bull will definitely help the fact rents went up 50% this year

Anonymous
5 months ago

Gee, it takes a fake bull to realize that?

Anonymous
5 months ago

When will City of Miami get its own convention center? And no, Knight Center doesn’t count.

Anonymous
5 months ago

it would have had the worlds largest and most advanced in the united states if genting hadnt been stymied…….

Socretes
5 months ago

Great observation….
The Genting Convention Center (Destination Resort) was destroyed by lobyist and propagandandist who know the people are stupid.

The Genting project was 5% Marina, 30% retail, 30% ballrooms/meeting rooms, 30% hotel rooms, 5% gaming.

For the developer or anyone with a brain, the Genting project WAS a Convention Center.

The developer also owned 51% of Norwegian Cruise Lines. OF COURSE the Carnival guys would be threatened. OF COURSE the Carnival guys would use propaganda to manipulate you the average and below average people to think the Genting project was a “Casino”.

The MCM guys also donated to the effort to manipulate the average and below average thinkers.

If the Genting Destination Resort were open today, there would be amazing conventions (the MCM Convention Center would still be dead), the marina would be an incredible point of connection for any of the NFT Week, Bitcoin Week, eMerges Americas, etc. etc. etc.

Anonymous
5 months ago

lol Genting has one foot in the grave, their casino business is teetering and their cruise business on life support, and none of this would have been built even if they were welcomed by Miami with open arms. Yet YOU are criticizing others for not having a brain?

Andre
5 months ago

Wrong. Mr. lol.
Genting no longer owns NCL (try to keep up).

Genting does NOT have one foot in the grave lol guy.

Resorts World Vegas opened on June 24, 2021. It is the first new resort to be completed on the Las Vegas Strip since the Cosmopolitan, which opened in 2010. At a cost of $4.3 billion, Resorts World is the most expensive resort property ever developed in Las Vegas.

If you are ever elevated from your job at Wendy’s to be a business consultant, you may want to modify your definition of “teetering”. Developing a resort for $4,300,000,000 in a pandemic sends a strong signal to the markets that you are doing well.

Anonymous
5 months ago

lol…

Melo is sigma and chad
5 months ago

that knight center is a traffic nightmare too.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Well, if its any consolation, Miami did get its own “Iconic Ferris Wheel.”

lol.

Spell it Right
5 months ago

By now Skyrise would be close to topping off. Imagine all the fun and excitement right downtown, not to mention the observation tower. We lost a magnet

Anonymous
5 months ago

Nah.. what Miami did do was dodge an ugly duckling.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Right now, I’ll settle for just one Resort Casino.

And no, I’m not a gambler.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Knight Center is a dump that looks like it’s stuck in the 1970s, it wasn’t even good during Miami Vice 80s heyday

Anonymous
5 months ago

It was built in the wrong spot.

Pickles
5 months ago

When it becomes a 1st world city.

JMR
5 months ago

Would be cool if we could get public transit but I guess a bull will suffice.. machismo at its finest.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Haha, mayor Suarez looks like me when I’m on the toilet.

Antennae
5 months ago

Well then you look hot because we sure do have one sexy mayor

Anonymous
5 months ago

… who looks like he’s taking a sh*t in that picture.

lol

Tr's
5 months ago

He looks so cute.
You’re just jealous
He’s a HOT mayor

No one
5 months ago

🤦‍♂️

Nick
5 months ago

NYC is the capital of the world.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Not anymore apparently.

JPM
5 months ago

I agree that NYC will not be dethroned anytime soon, but I have to admit that mechanical bull sculpture looks very cool!

Socretes
5 months ago

It is cool.
I was in China to have seen one of the many “New York” bulls. There are 7 of them I think.

It’s a sick trolling move, and another hillarious move from Mayor Suarez! Kudos.

Meanwhile, the Mayor of NYC can’t control crime like Mayor Suarez can, and the Mayor of NYC is begging to attract perverted teachers as the Mayor Suarez begs the Financial industry.

I like the trade.

New York BS
5 months ago

NY is capital of bull S**t , awful weather, angry people, bad traffic, pollution, etc

Anonymous
5 months ago

You mean, just like Miami?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Don’t forget the decaying subway where unwitting passengers are routinely mugged or pushed unto the tracks.

Anonymous
5 months ago

If it wasn’t for a New Yorker named Henry Flagler, it would have taken Miami and the rest of Dade county at least sixty five more years to finally start shedding it’s “swamp town and farming” image.

Andre
5 months ago

Flagler was born in Hopewell NY, and he left New York when he was 14.
He moved to the Midwest (Ohio), and started a business in Michigan. Standard Oil Company was founded in Cleveland (the same city of Julia Tuttle and Mary Brickell).

At age 47, Henry Flagler moved his family to New York.
At age 55, Henry Flagler and John D Rockefeller moved Standard Oil from Cleveland to New York.
Henry Flagler (and his wifes) died in Florida and are buried in Florida.

He didn’t voluntarily live in New York for long.

Anonymous
5 months ago

It hasn’t been for 50 years

Ugh
5 months ago

Everyone hating on ppl like the mayor for taunting Miami and saying we the best…that’s what u are suppose to do when you are trying to make ur city a global hubs u don’t compete with Atlanta or Austin..u go after San Fran and NYC.

Anonymous
5 months ago

So, the mayor taking pictures with a fake bull and saying “we the best” is somehow going to make Miami a global giant?

Antennae
5 months ago

You jealous?
He deserves this and more.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Answer the question Antennae…

Jimmy
5 months ago

Yes

Antennae
5 months ago

Thank you Jimmy

Anonymous
5 months ago

Well I guess somebody need to tell a city like San Francisco that they have been doing it the hard way…

Anonymous
5 months ago

Well the Mayor of Miami doesn’t have much power. He’s mostly symbolic and takes on being a cheerleader for our city. The Mayor of Miami-Dade (Levine-Cava) has much more sway over Miami, hence why you don’t see her promote trends and such.

Anonymous
5 months ago

The Mayor of Miami-Dade County doesn’t have much decision-making power either, save for vetoing Commission votes, except is usually in cahoots with decisions. Essentially, another Commissioner.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Because not all trends are worth promoting.

Socretes
5 months ago

Mostly true.
The Mayor of the City of Miami is a weak Mayor.

Daniela Levine-Cava is a community organizer who wishes she had 1/10 the charisma or impact that Mayor Suarez has.

She really tries. She tries really, really hard.
My bureaucrat friends have sent me the photos of Mayor Levine-Cava in front of the Crypto bull….

If you haven’t seen any of those photos….that says it all.
She’s Super awkward and tries to be cool…but she is like Elizabeth Warren who hated Capitalism until Mayor Suarez worked to make Miami the magnetic center of capital….then Daniela tried to photobomb the party.

Not Anonymous
5 months ago

I have met her in person and she is a great woman, but has little to no power, and is really at the mercy of the Commissioners

Socretes
5 months ago

So…you missed the part that TradeStation is a Miami startup.
Miami’s hosting the largest Bitcoin Conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center (only hours after the Miami NFT Week wrapped, and days before eMerge Americas),

Perhaps if NYC could make the subways safe, or have a beach scene in April, then NY might have WON the NFT conference, the BITCOIN Conference, or eMerge.

I love NY. Is Annie still running on Broadway? And do I have to wear a mask??

Miami Mayor Suarez celebrates TradeStation, other businesses, creators, Bitcoin entrepreneurs, and NFT thought leaders.

The Mayor of New York celebrates Kindergarten teachers grooming kids, and he uses his people’s TAX DOLLARS to spend those dollars on Florida billboards to REMOVE these disturbed teachers FROM Florida and take them TO NEW YORK.

SMART!!!
If the dopey New York Mayor wants to take the disturbed people OUT of Florida, and pay our billboard and advertising people along the way , this is a strategy that I can support.

Anonymous
5 months ago

You sure you know what taunting means?

Anonymous
5 months ago

I LOVE IT!!! It should be in brickell, which is our financial center.

A Nonymous
5 months ago

Still quite a ways to go.
I’ll be a believer if one of the big NYC relocates their headquarters here.

Socretes
5 months ago

Does Blackstone count?
Ichan?
etc. etc. etc.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Should’ve been a mechanical bull with strip club dancers riding atop.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Don’t worry, there will be plenty of people taking photographs while sitting on top of it.

Carlo
5 months ago

yep…Florida…the high tech industry there is what?..tittie bars and hair salons??
sorry new York and California is the center of the zeitgeist for decades to come

Anonymous
5 months ago

Hilarious to see this corrupt mayor pumping crypto after his failed MiamiCoin, dude probably has half of the exhibitors at that conference in his pocket

Anonymous
5 months ago

And you must be so perfect.

Hernandez
5 months ago

One word says it all.
“Sunshine”
Beautiful tropical weather with low taxes!

Anonymous
5 months ago

… and mosquitoes, roaches, flies, lizards big and small, hurricanes, etc etc etc….

Anonymous
5 months ago

Wait until summer comes and the EPA complains that A/Cs are causing climate change.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Sort of like when they say you can’t use your fireplace today in the wintertime when you live in one of those cold climate northern states?

Socretes
5 months ago

The sun has been shining in Miami for hundreds of years….
The taxes have been zero in Miami for hundreds of years….

What is new? The City of Miami has nearly zero homicides, the education, cultural, and transportation infrastructure is world class.

Producers love Miami.
Parasites will be more coddled and comfortable in New York.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Are you talking about the city of Miami in Ohio, or some other planet?

Anonymity
5 months ago

Suarez is what any good mayor should be, a promoter. Good for him!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Can’t we be more creative? I hope it’s temporary.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Nope!

Welcome to Miyme.. home of the copycat and ugly designs.

Parkinghater
5 months ago

Crypto is and will always be a scam

Anonymous
5 months ago

Looking at your name, you must be oblivious and don’t see the price of gas in relation to inflation.

Socretes
5 months ago

We mock what we do not understand.

Anonymous
5 months ago

The more complicated an investment is, the more scammy it is. Stick with index funds investing in real companies.

Anonymous
5 months ago

At least it’s not a giant rooster!

Original
5 months ago

Well, I will give you that…

Huevon Bull
5 months ago

I know it’s not NYC, but this is badass! It’s like a modern take to the old money in the northeast

Azarius
5 months ago

Nice but I hope the Gimmicks result in real results..

Anonymous
5 months ago

If not Brickell or MWC, the statue should have been moved to Bayfront of Museum Park. Way better than dog statutes…

Anonymous
5 months ago

Hmmm…

Sgt Sapingo
5 months ago

Do you put a quarter in it so the eyes light up tho???

anonymous
5 months ago

how old is New York city ? 400 years old how old is Mami ? 125 years old. New york city did n’t see any serious development til it was about 270 years old.NY and miami are at crossroads NY is going down and miami is going up, it would take a long time for miami to be the fonancial center of the world but i think it has a shot

Andre
5 months ago
Anonymous
5 months ago

If Brickell is the Financial District, this statue should be on Brickell Ave.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Maybe downtown will take the place… Brickell is in the past

Anonymous
5 months ago

In the past.. past of what?

Anonymous
5 months ago

lame comment

Anonymous
5 months ago

We need some really cool sculpture a MWC