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Cloud Gate

by on Dec.12, 2019, under Life, Photography

Cloud Gate is 33 feet high, 42 feet wide, and 66 feet long and weighing about 110 tons

It was designed by artist Anish Kapoor. The Indian-born British sculptor was already well-known for his large-scale outdoor works, including several with highly reflective surfaces. Cloud Gate was his first permanent public outdoor work in the United States, and is widely considered his most famous

Chicago Bean

Chicago Bean

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S @ 14 mm, 8 sec at f/6.3, ISO 64

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

The exterior of The Bean is made entirely of stainless steel. It was created using computer technology to precisely cut 168 massive steel plates, which were then fitted together and welded shut for a completely seamless finish

Looking Up

Looking Up

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S @ 14 mm, 1.30 sec at f/6.3, ISO 400

Whilst it’s official name is Cloud Gate, Anish Kapoor doesn’t title his works until after they’re completed. Once Chicagoans saw the curved, oblong shape they quickly started calling it “The Bean”, and the nickname has stuck

Curved Bean

Curved Bean

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S @ 21.5 mm, 8 sec at f/6.3, ISO 64

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