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Chicago Scenes: Tourists gather in the shadow of the "Cloud Gate" sculpture, a.k.a. "The Bean" at the AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park <br />
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(Optional Trim: Cloud Gate is British artist Anish Kapoor's first public outdoor work installed in the United States. <br />
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The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates, which reflect Chicago’s famous skyline and the clouds above. A 12-foot-high arch provides a "gate" to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture, inviting visitors to touch its mirror-like surface and see their image reflected back from a variety of perspectives. <br />
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Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high. )   (DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)