Cloud Gate -- referred to by locals as "The Bean", for obvious reasons -- is a public sculpture by talented British artist Anish Kapoor. Cloud Gate weighs in at over 110-tons, and is 66 feet long and 33 feet high. "The Bean" was created using a huge number of individual stainless steel plates -- Cloud Gate's seamless surface is the result of thousands of hours of polishing. (Chicago)
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Anish Kapoor's 'Bean' aka Cloud Gate in Chicago lit by beautiful lighting display. Not so much a building as an installation, but the buildings behind look great. Plus Chicago is such an architectural hub.