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Chicago's Millenium Park-Bean there, done that!

A November 2004 trip to Chicago by jlhphoto

Millennium Park Photo, Chicago, Illinois More Photos
Quote: A trip to Chicago's Millenium Park to see the Cloud Gate sculpture, also known as "The Bean" to locals. I also saw the giant ampitheatre there. They're all located within a few feet of Michigan Ave.

Millennium Park

Attraction | "Millennium Park (Part 1)"

Millennium Park Photo, Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago's newest park hosts one of the strangest, most extraterrestrial sculpture that anyone can touch, lean on, and be thoroughly amused by. The Bean is situated on a level just overlooking the Michigan Avenue skating rink. From the rink it peeks its silver body over to watch the humans below. Standing before The Bean, a person is about a fifth of the height of the sculpture, and The Bean is about 40 feet long, with a large opening underneath. Well, it’s just like a lima bean, but all silver and reflective. Fingerprints adorn the mirror-like finish, and the police could fingerprint half of Illinois just here.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 11, 2005

Millennium Park
222 N. Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 861-9503