Sunday, November 20, 2005

The Bean



The artist prefers his own name--Cloud Gate--for this fantastic sculpture in the new Millennium Park, but locals call it the Bean, to his great consternation. It was installed (and is still being finished, ergo the scaffolding) after my last visit during Chicon, so I had to go out and see it. I'm not sure but Millennium Park seems to be just an extension (or piece) of Grant Park. I use a future M Park in my book, where it is four or five tiers high and extends out over the lake.

2 comments:

bryan said...

wow, what an amazing sculpture! where exactly is this located?

David Marusek said...

It's in Millennium Park just south of downtown. I have a lot more pix of it but no broadband or time to put them up just now.