Cloud Gate

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Andrpl
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That was my second visit and I was so disappointed this time because the park now opens only at 8 am until 9 pm. For a big city like Chicago with that nice sculpture I couldn’t believe these hours. I got up early tans hoped to get great pictures of the bean with the beautiful sunrise but security kicked us out. At 8 am the sun was out but the pinky clouds were gone. It was such a beautiful sunrise and the reflection of the pinky clouds could have been my super great photo of the bean but the city of Chicago destroyed that experience. The same for the night. If you are into photography you don’t want a ton of people in your photo. But with these hours there is no chance that you could get a photo just with the bean or with yourself or your company.

The photo here is from the opposite side outside the park.
Written November 6, 2021
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Maya
Edinburgh, UK276 contributions
Stoped by millennium park to see ‘the bean’. I had seen it before but couldn’t walk by without seeing it again. It is very impressive in person and is great to see up close. The surrounding park is lovely to walk round on a sunny day, there are many other sculptures. Do be prepared for the crowds, I’d recommend going at the start or the end of the day for the fewest people in you’re pictures.
Written July 16, 2022
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Amanda R
Staten Island, NY63 contributions
Cloud Gate aka The Bean is a MUST SEE in Chicago! The reflective surfaces off of this large structure make for great photos. I would highly recommend going during the winter months as this had very low volume of people around due to the cold weather. Even with holiday fesitivities going on in the area we were able to get clear photos of me and my husband without too many people in the background. You can take selfies in the reflection of the structure and walk underneath it as well to get a different view. Such a fun tourist spot for couples, families, and friends!
Written January 12, 2022
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Alina
Boston, MA29 contributions
Family
My mom and I took a pit stop at THE BEAN on our way to visit the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Not only did it reflect our beautiful faces, it reflected the Windy city behind us leaving us with an amazing view. I 100% recommend stopping at the bean (or Cloud Gate as some other more boring people may refer it as) any time you are driving through Chi town!
Written April 20, 2022
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travderose
56 contributions
This is actually really cool to just stare at the way it reflects and distorts the city and people around it. Constructed between 2004 and 2006, it's made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together and polished so it has no visible seams.
The design was inspired by liquid mercury and you actually walk right up and under it. In fact, the lower 6 feet are windexed twice a day and the entire sculpture is cleaned twice a year with 40 gallons of Tide.
The final cost of the sculpture came in at $23 million, a bit more than the projected $6 million but it is expected to last 1000 years.
Written October 22, 2021
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Woody16
Chester, UK355 contributions
Couples
Go day and night to see the difference. Saturday was very crowded but we found Monday morning to be the quietest…in fact we had it to ourselves!! So many photos taken…just loved it there. They were setting up the ice rink and putting up the Christmas tree too….
Written November 19, 2021
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JillClardy
Redwood City, CA786 contributions
This is a truly inspired public art installation. It reflects the surrounding architecture, gardens and people and invites everyone to strive for unique “selfies”. We were there before 10:00 a.m. and it was already quite crowded and hot. On a hot summer day, the bright reflections must make this area uncomfortably warm. Fortunately, you can scurry back into the nearby shady gardens to cool off.
Written September 12, 2021
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ3,731 contributions
Any review with just words and photos will not do this piece of artwork any justice. I have been to Chicago so many times and never visiting the famous Bean that I made sure I scheduled some time to visit. I am glad I did. This piece of artwork is so interactive that I found myself walking around and through and towards and away from it for over 20 minutes. I probably could have spent more time finding different perspectives. Just stop reading this and go, you won't regret it!
Written June 13, 2022
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Marie
Arlington, VA8 contributions
I wanted to see „the bean“ for a while, and I just think it’s so cool. The city put up fences all around it, so people wouldn’t gather right around it/ under it, but it was still pretty crowded along the fence. I was not disappointed though, it looks so cool in real life, especially with the sky scrapers in the back
Written April 24, 2021
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Ksm1128
Chappaqua, NY72 contributions
We took a walk after dinner from our hotel to Millennium Park. They have security and you walk through a metal detector so you feel safe. The kids loved it! So many photos for Instagram and SnapChat. I really enjoyed it as well.
Written July 6, 2022
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