Cloud Gate, Chicago, USA

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Cloud Gate is British artist Anish Kappor’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 Chicago’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.” –  www.cityofchicago.org

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