A View Of The Cloud Bridge In Chicago, Illinois Pictured On An Attractive Fridge Magnet
The Cloud Bridge Statue in Millennium Park, Chicago is an amazing piece of public art designed by sculptor Anish Kapoor. When it was first unveiled local newspaper The Chicago Tribune commented that ‘Chicago, the wonder city, has a new wonder’. From a distance the sculpture looks like a drop of liquid mercury with the Chicago skyline reflected on its surface. The creation, which was completed in California then taken apart and reconstructed in Chicago, is the first piece of Anish Kapoor public sculpture in the United States. It is an impressive first piece as can be seen from the picture on this acrylic fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts.
Recreation In The Millennium Park Chicago, Illinois
The Cloud Gate Sculpture is a focal point of Millennium Park in Chicago which was originally intended to celebrate the Millennium but was not officially opened until 2004. The Cloud Gate is far from being the only attraction in the park. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion is an outdoor concert venue which has a sound system built to mimic that of an indoor venue; designed by Frank Gehry it has four thousand fixed seats and a further seven thousand on the Great Lawn. Elsewhere in the park is the very innovative Crown Fountain designed by Spaniard Jaume Plensa. This construction consists of a shallow reflecting pool with two large LED screens, one at either end. On these screens are projected images of many Chicago citizens. Water flows from an outlet in the screens mimicking the water flowing from the mouths of gargoyles in many traditional fountains. The most popular sight within the park though is the Cloud Gate Sculpture and you can see why from the picture on our attractive acrylic fridge magnet.