Saturday, July 15, 2006

Chicago "bean"

The official name for Anish Kapoor's new 110-ton stainless steel sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park is Cloud Gate, but that name is already being supplanted by references to "The Bean" - Chicagoan's fond nickname referring to the work's unique shape. Originally intended to be assembled offsite and shipped to Chicago in finished form, this soon proved impracticable, and residents were able to actually watch the progress of the work's fabrication.

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