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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See Chicago from the privileged position of a helicopter on a 30-minute flight above the US Cellular Field, Soldier Field, Field Museum, Millennium Park, the âBean,â Navy Pier, Hancock Building, Wrigley Field, Willis Tower and much more.
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Get into the Christmas spirit as you see Chicago's reflection in Millennium Park's "the bean" sculpture, admire festive window displays at Macyâs on State Street, and sip Hot Cocoa at the Christkindlmarket all on the two-wheeled wonder you call
Dine on lunch aboard the Odyssey on a 2-hour cruise along Lake Michigan designed to provide the ultimate view of Chicago's sights. Enjoy a gourmet 3-course meal served at your private table and listen to live entertainment as you admire Chicago's sky
See Chicago with Urban Adventure Quest, the interactive city tour. Let your smartphone be your guide on this 2.5-hour adventure as you compete against other teams. See the sights along the river and through the city and learn local history along the
Enjoy sightseeing in Grant and Millennium Park, the home of famous Chicago attractions, fountains, gardens and sculptures. This guided architectural segway tour glides along the lakefront providing views of Chicago's spectacular skyline of skyscraper
Bobby's Bike Hike's City Lights at Night tour will cruise through downtown to see brand-new Millennium Park, Museum Campus, Rush Street nightlife district, and Buckingham Fountain, with its world-renowned light show. Bikes provided.
One of the best photo opportunities in Chicago. A must visit attraction, it's undoubtedly already on your list. Go early in the morning if you can, avoid some of the crowds and get shots of the sun peaking up over "the bean".
Tourist central, but it's a Chicago Icon so you have to go at least once and get those distorted pictures of yourself and the skyline. My advice? Go in the fall or spring. It's not miserably cold, but chilly enough to weed out some of the tourists. Also a great stop before/after ice skating if you go in the winter.
I visited this questionable location on Tuesday, May 16. My experience was harrowing, to say the least. When I first arrived at Millennium Park with my pet dog Joe, the police in the park immediately approached me to tell me that the dog wasn't actually mine, and belonged to a woman named Marie, who accompanied them. Although I didn't remember getting the dog myself, I was certain it was mine. Nevertheless, I handed it over. Thankfully I was not arrested as this "Marie" didn't press charges. When I reached the Cloud Gate, the figure immediately morphed from its iconic and disturbing "bean of the Gods" shape, and began to take the form of one of my worst fears: My Mother. So, here was this gigantic mirror in the shape of my mother, quite robust, yelling at me about how I failed to clean my room and bury my cat, pointing a large liquid metal finger at me that looked like the T-1000's at the end of Terminator 2. The thing then took the shape of an enormous copy of Trump Tower, and began jumping up and down while releasing a terrible shriek that sounded like a strangled crow. Following this display of insanity, the sculpture morphed back to its bean shape, and proceeded to sigh quite loudly. I looked around me and interestingly no one else acted like anything was off. Terrifying experience, wouldn't repeat again.
Like many others, was looking forward to this. There's not much to expect though, you go there, marvel at the structure and have fun with the reflections. It is very popular though so expect crowds. It's a must though for first-time visitors to Chicago. Visited September 2015
Cloud Gate/the bean, is truly a marvel! It is a must see. It is much bigger than you might think. Great for selfies and photos reflecting the skyline behind it. Millennium park in general is a wonderful place!