photo essay on the making of Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago's
the Hype - A Millennium ParkPost-Mortem
March, 2004 - the first piece of the structure for Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate sculpture is put into place in Chicago's Millennium Park.
The structure evolves.
April, 2004 - The structure for the tent in which construction will be completed rises.
June, 2004 - the tent completed, work on Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate sculpture is shielded from public view.
July, 2004 - one end of the tent is opened up to provide ventilation in the increasing heat, again allowing the public to view the project's progress. Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate sculpture is made up of over 100 highly-reflective stainless steel panels, each in a different unique shape.
Opening Day - July 16th, 2004 - the bean revealed. Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate sculpture with Michigan Avenue to the right.
The sculpture is still not complete. The now visible seams will be welded to fuse the stainless steel panels into a single unbroken surface
Text and Photographs © Copyright 2004 Lynn Becker All rights reserved.