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- 0.06 Gigapixels
- Date added
- November 11, 2009
- Date taken
- November 11, 2009
This panorama has been featured on the home page of GigaPan.
Description of Cloud Gate
(from official Millennium Park website - www.millenniumpark.org / )
Cloud Gate (aka "The Bean") is British artist Anish Kapoor's first public outdoor work installed in the United States. The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates, which reflect the city'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.
Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high. Cloud Gate sits upon the At&T Plaza, which was made possible by a gift from AT&T.
Kapoor's Discussion of Cloud Gate:
"What I wanted to do in Millennium Park is make something that would engage the Chicago skyline…so that one will see the clouds kind of floating in, with those very tall buildings reflected in the work. And then, since it is in the form of a gate, the participant, the viewer, will be able to enter into this very deep chamber that does, in a way, the same thing to one's reflection as the exterior of the piece is doing to the reflection of the city around."
About the Panorama:
11 portrait-mode images were stitched together to create this image.
There are many wonderful pictures of the Bean on Flickr - these are some of the very best - www.flickr.com/photos/jimmah_v/galleries/72157622779850820 /
Checkout our "Chicago Skyline" Gigapan taken from Grant Park with Buckingham Fountain in the foreground: gigapan.org/gigapans/35434/
check it out - one of our images made the current issue of Gigapan Magazine - www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/yarondy/gigapan_magazine/content/call.html