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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.
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 Get To Cloud Gate by Public Transport
- Michigan/ Madison bus stop
- Millennium train station
- Randolph & Michigan bus stop
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Share your experience - Rate Cloud Gate, Chicago
Strikingly surreal. Try to go at quieter times to really appreciate it. I went once when it was really busy, and another time at sunrise where practically no one was around except a few photographers. Rightly an iconic work of public art.
We were there on a fantastic sunny September afternoon and it was wonderful. Not too busy which always helps as I imagine this area gets very crowded sometimes. What a fantastic construction as well as a piece of sculpture/art. Its completely flawless! Take cameras and selfie sticks!
The greatest place to watch humanity prove their vanity. It's an amazing piece of art to see up close! The city skyline around it is unbeatable. There's a lot of people in the summer and on weekends.
Amazing sculpture, and so much fun to walk around and under and see mirror images change so dramatically. Perfect picture spot too.
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".
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