The Bean (Cloud Gate)

Officially named Cloud Gate, “The Bean” is the most popular feature of Millennium Park, an unmistakable 110-ton steel sculpture that reflects Chicago’s skyline. There isn’t a place in the city that prompts more selfies.

Made by British artist Anish Kapoor in 2004, the sculpture was named Cloud Gate for the way attracts the sky above, acting like a magnet (or gateway) to Chicago’s clouds. It’s nickname is no mystery: the 33 feet high, 42 feet wide, and 66 feet long structure is shaped just like a bean.