Opened to the public in 2006, The Bean is a natural gathering spot for thousands of Chicago locals and visitors alike. It is made of seamless stainless steel, and offers terrific, distorted reflections from every angle.
The centerpiece of AT&T Plaza in the city's Millennium Park, The Bean is a must-see. That's why, when I came to Chicago for the first time in more than 10 years, as part of my Road Trip 2013 project, I knew I had to finally go lay my own eyes on The Bean.
The sculpture's perfectly reflective coating makes every and any angle worth looking at, including underneath its belly, where the inward-curved metal makes for extremely surreal visuals.
If you find yourself in Chicago, do yourself a favor and make sure you save time to go see it. You won't regret it.
-- Daniel Terdiman (@GreeterDan) July 5, 2013
Road Trip 2013
reading•In Chicago, 'The Bean' is perfect interactive public art
Aug 19•Planes, trains, and automobiles: Road Trip 2013 comes to an end
Aug 19•Tour the Midwest with the Road Trip Picture of the Day (pictures)
Aug 19•From Doomsday plane to Frank Lloyd Wright: The best of Road Trip 2013 (pictures)
Aug 17•How Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin survived murder, fires, constant change