Cloud Gate, Chicago

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Address: Cloud Gate, Chicago, IL 60606, United States

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 06:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

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About Cloud Gate, Chicago

The Cloud Gate is an open model by Indian-conceived British specialist Anish Kapoor, and is the centerpiece of the AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park inside the Loop neighborhood zone of Chicago, Illinois, United States.

The figure and AT&T Plaza are placed on top of Park Grill, between the Chase Promenade and Mccormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink. Developed between 2004 and 2006, the figure is nicknamed "The Bean" due to its bean-like shape. It is made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together, and its exceedingly clean outside has no noticeable creases.

It measures 3ft x 66ft x 42ft (10m x 20m x 13m), and weighs 110 short tons. Said to have been enlivened by fluid mercury, the figure's surface reflects and mutilates the city's horizon. Guests have the ability to stroll around and under the Cloud Gate's 12-foot or 3.7m high curve.

On the underside is the omphalos, which is a curved chamber that twists and duplicates impressions. The model expands huge numbers of Kapoor's masterful topics, and is a major attraction among travelers as a zone for taking photographs for its interesting reflective lands. Be ahead of your time by planning a visit to Cloud gate in Chicago trip planner.

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Cloud Gate Information

  • After Kapoor's outline was picked, various mechanical concerns in regards to the configuration's development and gathering rolled out, with concerns in regards to the structural support. Different masters were counseled, some of whom accepted that the configuration couldn't be brought about.

How To reach Cloud Gate by Public Transport

  • Michigan/ Madison bus stop
  • Millennium train station
  • Randolph & Michigan bus stop

Restaurants Near Cloud Gate

  • Sable
  • Fournette Bar
  • Fogo Chao

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Cloud Gate, Chicago Reviews - Write a Review

  • It was as beautiful as everyone says it is. The bean is something that everyone should see once. Not just for the appeal, but the great feeling it bring when you remember all your favorite movies that it was in! Definitely will come back.

  • Such a fun experience. I've seen this in movies a million times but my first experience seeing it in person. Of course the Bean selfies were a must but the reflection of the skyline was truly breathtaking! Love this. Must-see in Chicago!

  • I love this place! It is so much fun and unique. It is a beautiful park. Be forewarned, this place can be very busy, so expect to get other people in your photos.

  • The Bean. One of Chicago's most famous and identifiable landmarks. ALWAYS busy, your best shot of a photograph with less people in it may be during midweek afternoons or very early in the morning. Doesn't matted if it is summer or winter, rain or shine, people always flock near this area and with good purpose. Shopping areas, mirrored bean, the Lake, this place has it all.

  • Worth the visit to see this strange and whimsical creation. I would recommend to come very early to avoid the tourists and or maximize the photo opportunities. The

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