ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A new statue was unveiled Thursday on One Financial Plaza at the corner of Washington Avenue and Broadway in downtown St. Louis.

It’s called “Forces” and was commissioned by Stifel Financial Corporation. The 12-foot-tall, three ton sculpture depicts a bear and bull, the two animals commonly associated with market forces, locked in battle.

Sculptor Harry Weber, who is best known in St. Louis for his statues of St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famers outside Busch Stadium, said “Forces” was a huge project.

“I want you to know that when a piece like this is made, it is a major team effort. We don’t measure it in man hours, we measure it in man years,” he said. The statue was commissioned two years ago.

“This will stand out here and it will symbolize the fact that these guys at Stifel know the balance between the forces of the markets,” Weber added.


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