The Cloud Gate Sculpture In Millennium Park Chicago, Illinois Pictured On A Colourful Acrylic Fridge Magnet
The Millennium Park in Chicago is a twenty four and a half acre site which was originally intended to celebrate the Millennium although its official opening did not take place until 2004. Within the park is the AT&T Plaza, a public area which houses the Cloud Gate Sculpture. This huge structure containing one hundred and ten tons of polished stainless steel appears to almost hover above its plinth. It is unusual object, with every surface curved, making it seem too fluid to me manmade, yet too clean and perfect to be natural. The sculpture also acts as a mirror for the impressive Chicago skyline as can be seen from the picture on this beautiful acrylic fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts.
The Design And Construction Of The Cloud Gate Sculpture In Millennium Park Chicago
The Cloud Gate Sculpture in Chicago, Illinois was designed by Indian born British sculptor Anish Kapoor; it was constructed between 2004 and 2006. Originally there were doubts as to whether construction of the design was technically possible. Complete construction was eventually achieved but not until two years after the official opening of the Millennium Park in which it is situated. The creator Kapoor called his sculpture Cloud Gate as it reflects the sky across eighty per cent of its surface. It has become known by the nickname of ‘The Bean’ due to its shape. You can see why Anish Kapoor gave the sculpture its name though; the reflective qualities of The Cloud Gate Sculpture are captured perfectly on this acrylic fridge magnet.