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The Chicago Bean by co-conspirators

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Taken by
co-conspirators co-conspirators
Explore score
0.06 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 11, 2009
Date taken
Nov 11, 2009

This panorama has been featured on the home page of GigaPan.
www.flickr.com/photos/24239301@N03/4134268522 Will open in a new tab or window/
Description of Cloud Gate
(from official Millennium Park website - www.millenniumpark.org Will open in a new tab or window/ )
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 Will open in a new tab or window/
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 Will open in a new tab or window

Gigapan Comments (7)

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  1. dr_marvel

    dr_marvel (November 28, 2009, 04:03PM )

    Read about the "Magnificent Mile" (i.e., Chicago's downtown Michigan Avenue) at: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnificent_ Mile Will open in a new tab or window

  2. jimmah_v

    jimmah_v (November 23, 2009, 03:35PM )

    I'm Jimmy of jimmy_ken - Texas Photo inspired this Flickr Hive Mind Escher page - excellent - fiveprime.org/flickr_hvmnd.cgi?sea rch_type=Tags&photo_number=50&photo_type=2 50&noform=t&quicksearch=1&sort=Interes tingness&textinput=Escher&.submit=Search&n bsp;Will open in a new tab or window

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (November 21, 2009, 03:19PM )

    This incredible GigaPan reminds me of Escher and his Hand With Reflecting Sphere lithograph: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_with_Re flecting_Sphere Will open in
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  4. T. Emrich

    T. Emrich (November 21, 2009, 06:31AM )

    Very nice! I would try to take a panorama similar to the picture on flickr. Probably you could even top that one.

  5. co-conspirators

    co-conspirators (November 20, 2009, 02:58AM )

    the most "interesting" BEAN image on Flickr (65,433 hits, 2417 favs, 661 comments) - www.flickr.com/photos/iceman9294/2 368787728 Will open in
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  6. co-conspirators

    co-conspirators (November 16, 2009, 04:51AM )

    great pictures - Flickr Hive Mind (the bean) - fiveprime.org/flickr_hvmnd.cgi?sea rch_type=Tags&photo_number=50&phot o_type=250&noform=t&quicksearch=1& amp;amp;sort=Interestingness&textinput=bea n,chicago&.submit=Search Will open in
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  7. dr_marvel

    dr_marvel (November 14, 2009, 03:26PM )

    For more pictures of Chicago, check-out my Flickr Chicago set. - Ken of jimmy_ken www.flickr.com/photos/24239301@N03 /sets/72157622377851025 Will open in
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