The Bean of Millennium Park, Chicago
The Bean in the 24.5 acre Millennium Park in Illinois, in the states of Chicago is a crowning glory of the city. This Bean, also referred as Cloud Gate, was designed by the British artist; Anish Kapoor. This bean shaped sculpture has the appearance of a giant drop of liquid mercury and is made of a huge number of polished stainless steel plates. The Cloud Gate or Bean weighs over 110 tones and is 66 feet long and 33 feet high. The mirrored surface reflects the magnificent Chicago skyline. The arch shape in the middle of the Bean serves as a gate. Visitors walk beneath this Bean, touch the steel and view their distorted reflections on its concave surface. This acrylic fridge magnet souvenir with its depiction of the bean is an excellent memento for tourists, as a wonder sculpture, to take home.
Other Attractions at Millennium Park, Chicago
The Millennium Park is surrounded by Michigan Avenue to the west, Columbus Drive to the east, Randolph Street to the north and Monroe Street to the south. This park was finally opened for public in July 2004. The other attractions of the park include Pritzker Pavilion, Harris Theater, Crown Fountain, Lurie Garden, the winding BP Footbridge and the millennium Monument. Visitors can have fun spending hours in this Millennium Park.