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Cloud Gate In Chicago

Explore the stainless steel modern marvel - The Cloud gate in Chicago
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Cloud Gate, Chicago (USA)

The Cloud Gate is a stainless steel sculpture that was built by Sir Anish Kapoor, a British-Indian architect. It is located near the AT&T Plaza. The Cloud Gate Chicago IL United States is also famed as the “The Bean” due to its shape. The cloud gate represents a liquid mercury drop and was actually inspired from a mercury drop the architecture encountered. The Cloud Gate sculpture is black and has a concave appearance to it. It also has unique reflective properties that feature the city’s skyline. It is located near Lake Michigan and Grant Park.

Several artists actually proposed the design of the Chicago Cloud Gate sculpture. However, the design of Anish Kapoor was selected above others. The sculpture was also named by Anish Kapoor himself. The black Cloud Gate comprises of a 12 foot high arch in the center. It is held by two large rings that support the base. The Cloud Gate at night contrasts due to cold weather as it is made up of steel. Since it is a metal, it exhibits properties of expansion and contraction when subjected to change in temperature. The Cloud Gate structure was funded by several private organizations around the globe due to its stunning design.

Structure of Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate also referred to as the bean is one of the most innovative and creative structures in Chicago and a popular place to click selfies and capture the entire skyline of Chicago. The structure was designed by a Mumbai artist, named Anish Kapoor. The steel shape structure is 66 feet in length, 42 feet in width and 33 feet high. The structure was presented in the form of a wooden model and was later transferred to a digital image. Various sheet samples were created with the help of the digital image to create seamless finish steel for the creation of Cloud Gate.

The Cloud Gate sculpture Chicago IL is the world’s largest outdoor art. Initially, the design of the sculpture was worked out on paper, but later due to its complexity, it was modeled three-dimensionally on computer. The Cloud Gate miniature was actually planned to be built in California and later assembled in Chicago. However, since the transportation for the sculpture was not economical, it was constructed in Chicago only. Visiting this wondrous sculpture no only means loads of pictures but also views of the skyline from different angles too. Get awe-stricken as this black beauty is a great installation of complex mirror work too.

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    The sculpture of Cloud Gate is also called ‘The Bean’ because of its shape. Its mirror-like surface reflects the skyline of Chicago. The sculpture represents both genders of male and female as one entity while symbolizing testicles and vagina.  

     

    The Cloud Gate that was built between 2004-06 is made up of approximately 168 plates of stainless steel by welding them with each other.

    The locations to visit at the Millennium Park include Cloud Gate, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Crown Fountain, Lurie Garden, and much more.

     

     

    The  Millennium Park is located near the Loop Community Area in Chicago.

     

    The construction of the Cloud Gate valued around the U.S. $23 million.

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