An iconic fixture in Birmingham city centre since 2003, the famous bronze bull – which currently resides outside the Bullring – is set to get the boot, making way for a brand new statue in the landmark location.
The move comes after the Commonwealth Bull got a full-time home at Birmingham New Street station, with councillors announcing that they’d like to show off the city’s rich and diverse history, aside from Birmingham’s bull-baiting past.
Starting life in the mid-1970s, Birmingham’s Balti Triangle has grown in cultural significance over the years, placing the city firmly on the map as one of the best places in the UK for the classic Balti. To this day, the area is considered highly important to the city of Birmingham, and will now be honoured with the brand new installation outside of the iconic Bullring shopping centre.
Similarly to the famous bull statue, the new Balti statue will be made of bronze, and features a huge balti dish in a nod to the Balti Triangle.
Speaking of the decision to commission the new statue, Councillor John Kidder said: “It’s time we shined a light on the many incredible things Birmingham has brought the UK. After almost twenty years, we felt it was the right time to honour another fascinating part of our city’s history, and after vigorous research, it was decided that the community wanted to pay homage to the iconic Balti Triangle.”
No date is currently set for the landmark changeover.
Disclaimer: This is an April Fool’s Day joke. This story was created by the team at Secret Birmingham and does not contain factual information, nor was it created in affiliation with Birmingham City Council. [Image credit: DALL-E AI/Shutterstock]