Cloud Gate Chicago Panorama
London is far too overcast today for panoramas so we thought we would post a shot we took on a conference trip to Chicago late last year of Cloud Gate in Millenium Park.
Cloud Gate 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. Larger versions of the images can be viewed by clicking on them, or you can..
View the quicktime virtual reality panorama of The Cloud Gate Sculpture, Chicago (2.2Mb).