Chicago, one of the metropolitan city of the United States that would attract millions of tourists to come and visit it every year. Tourists who come there certainly will not be disappointed with the city of Chicago for its beauty and sophistication. Chicago is unique, especially in terms of architecture. The uniqueness arises from the modern buildings combined with classical architectural style. In Chicago, there are so many landmarks that cannot be missed. One of them is Cloud Gate, located in Millennium Park.
Cloud Gates is the work of an artist who came from England, Anish Kapoor. Cloud Gates is a structure made of hundreds of pairs of stainless steel were welded into one. Stainless steel fragments that have been welded then polished until this structure is made of an iron seen intact. It took about two years to build cloud gate, is from the year 2004-2006.
First uniqueness of Cloud Gate, located on a shape that resembles a pea, according to local residents. Another uniqueness is reflective properties that resembles a mirror 360 degrees. Cloud Gate reflects the views of the Chicago skyline. The visitors can pass by under the Cloud Gate and there they can see their reflection from various directions.
Cloud Gate is large enough, which is 10 m x 13 m x 20 m. The cost required to build Cloud Gate also quite large. It is estimated that approximately US $ 23 million.