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- 98%Family Travelers
- 91%Art & Design Lovers
- 87%Local Culture
- 71%Budget Travelers
- 61%Green Travelers
- 60%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 55%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (76)
- Cloud GateMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 16, 2013
I heard about "The Bean" but really nothing prepared me for the entrancing and charismatic nature of this public art. It shines in the urban landscape reflecting the grids of the buildings on Michigan Ave, and the trees in the park. It reflects everything, distorting in weird and exciting ways. Stand right under it. Look at yourself, then you friends. Then you notice all the people, people from all over the world coming together and laughing and playing with the reflections in "The Bean."
- Cloud GateSep 04, 2013
The Bean – who knew it’s real name is Cloud Gate?! By artist Anish Kapoor, this stainless steel reflective sculpture gives off a stunning reflection of the city’s old skyline off Michigan Ave. You can experience a kaleidoscope of people as you walk through the center of this piece. Regardless of age, you cannot help but want to play around with your reflection on this piece of art.
Controversy struck, not because of the design, but the original cost for this art piece was to be 6 million dollars. 7 years after the proposal and completion of the shiny bean shaped sculpture came with a price tag of 23 million dollars.
- Cloud GateMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Dec 26, 2013
An iconic sculpture of a giant mirrored bean at Millenium Park. This is a must see and one of the best spots to take photos in Chicago. You can see the awesome architecture of downtown and gorgeous landscape reflected in the bean.
- Cloud GateAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 21, 2013
Ever since Millennium Park opened, the Cloud Gate sculpture - affectionately known as "the Bean" - has become one of the can't-miss landmarks of Chicago. A visit to Millennium Park is necessary for any trip to Chicago, so go ahead and take that obligatory snapshot of your reflection on the Bean.
- Cloud GateMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Aug 19, 2013
The <i>Cloud Gate</i> is a huge stainless steel kidney bean near the Lurie Garden. Almost everyone just calls it "the Bean". It's made up of 168 steel plates, not that you'd know it because the seams have been buffed away to create a huge, curvy mirror that distorts the world around you. You can walk under it, too, to see your own reflection.
- Cloud GateAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Aug 07, 2013
Quirky bean-shaped stainless steel sculpture designed by Indian born British artist Anish Kapoor, located in the Millenium Park within The Loop. This place is swarming with people of all kinds and ages, all trying really hard to snap the most creative picture. It's cool to see reflections of Chicago's skyline on the silver platform. If you're into photography and in it to have some fun, expect to hang around here for about an hour :)
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Aliases: The Bean