40+ Chicago’s Bean Stunning Photos

| May 24, 2009

London-based Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor designed this sculptor for the opening of Chicago’s Millennium Park in 2004. Officially named Cloud Gate but always fondly referred to as simply The Bean, it has become a landmark for the Windy City and is one of its most photographed public arts. Weighting a whopping 110 tons, The Bean was constructed from stainless steel plates wrapped around a fortified steel frame that’s hollow on the inside and has a concave base that visitors can walk under. Upon completion, the surface was polished to give it a sleek, shiny appearance – a clean, seamless mirror that reflects the towering skyscrapers the city is famous for. Simple as it may look, The Bean has drawn numerous admirers and compliments, with some even hailing it as Chicago’s most provocative artwork since Picasso’s unnamed sculptural piece from 1967. Without further due, please enjoy the magnificent photos of Chicago’s Bean and I hope you like them.

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  1. buzzup.com | July 26, 2009
  1. Awesome structure really amazing 😀

  2. arena84 says:

    glad u like it..tempting to visit The Bean?

  3. Micaela R says:

    FANTASTIC!!! I’m visiting Chicago from Texas this week and am looking forward to seeing The Bean tomorrow! Thanks for sharing your awesome pictures!

  4. arena84 says:

    yeah u shud visit it. its really awesome!

  5. I saw this Chicago sculpture last summer and I must say it was unbelievable…It kinda looks like an egg, A BIG EGG as shown in the pictures above.
    It really reminded me of “liquid Mercury”
    You can see your reflection in it…It really is beautiful..and I have Never seen anything like it…

  6. Marcus says:

    Amazing pics, truly amazing. You are an expert, you have a perfect angle for that.

  7. Mandino says:

    whoah! these are really awesome and cool pictures, I could only image what it would be like there… The bean is huge and it’s SHINY!!! I would love to go there and blog about that place with pictures for Baraaza.com and the community of travelers and other people there! 🙂

  8. ed hardy says:

    that’s a good job

  9. ugg boots says:

    beautiful pictures ,you are great!