In less than a decade, Cloud Gate, known by most simply as “the Bean,” has vaulted into one of Chicago’s top attractions. The final product, a gleaming steel mirror that bends the Chicago sky and skyline around its surface, had a long path to fruition, from selection to development. This is the inside story on Chicago Bean history.
Oct 1, 2021 · Inspired by liquid mercury, Cloud Gate is a 110-ton elliptical sculpture of highly polished stainless steel plates. Designed by internationally acclaimed Indian-born British artist, Anish Kapoor , Cloud Gate is a huge tourist attraction in the heart of downtown Chicago.
Cloud Gate is British artist Anish Kapoor's first public outdoor work installed in the United States. The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates, which reflect Chicago’s famous skyline and the clouds above.
Chicago's second largest tourist attraction. Sep 2020. Next to Navy Pier, now closed to the public because of COVID-19, Cloud Gate, commonly nicknamed "The Bean" because of its shape, is the second largest tourist attraction in Chicago. And the biggest subject for conversation.
Aug 29, 2018 · Cloud Gate is in Millennium Park, between downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan. Depending on the position you take, Cloud Gate is the mirror you choose for yourself. You can mix the elements as...
May 14, 2016 · CLOUD GATE WAS BUILT WITH THE SKYLINE IN MIND. “What I wanted to do in Millennium Park is make something that would engage the Chicago skyline,” said Kapoor, “so that one will see the clouds kind...
Please be advised that construction on Grainger Plaza surrounding Cloud Gate (aka “The Bean”) in Millennium Park will begin around August 15, 2023 and continue through the spring of 2024. During this time, public access and views of Cloud Gate will be limited.