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Directions to The Bean (Chicago) with public transportation

The following transit lines have routes that pass near The Bean

Questions & Answers

  • What are the closest stations to The Bean?

    The closest stations to The Bean are:

    • Columbus & Randolph (North) is 802 yards away, 10 min walk.
    • Randolph & Michigan (East) is 840 yards away, 11 min walk.
    • Millennium Station is 906 yards away, 12 min walk.
    • Michigan/Randolph is 1052 yards away, 13 min walk.
  • Which Bus lines stop near The Bean?

    These Bus lines stop near The Bean: 135, 147, 148, 151, 157, 22, 3, 56, 6.

  • Which Train lines stop near The Bean?

    These Train lines stop near The Bean: MD-N, MD-W, NCS, SSL, UP-N, UP-NW.

  • Which Chicago 'L' lines stop near The Bean?

    These Chicago 'L' lines stop near The Bean: BLUE LINE, GREEN LINE, PURPLE LINE, RED LINE.

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Public Transportation to The Bean in Chicago

Wondering how to get to The Bean in Chicago, United States? Moovit helps you find the best way to get to The Bean with step-by-step directions from the nearest public transit station.

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Looking for the nearest stop or station to The Bean? Check out this list of stops closest to your destination: Columbus & Randolph (North); Randolph & Michigan (East); Millennium Station; Michigan/Randolph.

You can get to The Bean by Bus, Chicago 'L' or Train. These are the lines and routes that have stops nearby - Bus: 135, 147, 148, 151, 157, 22, 3, 56, 6 Train: MD-N, MD-W, NCS, SSL, UP-N, UP-NW Chicago 'L': BLUE LINE, GREEN LINE, PURPLE LINE, RED LINE

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The Bean, Chicago
The Bean, Chicago Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Sir Anish Kapoor, that is the centerpiece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. The sculpture and AT&T Plaza are located on top of Park Grill, between the Chase Promenade and McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink. Constructed between 2004 and 2006, the sculpture is nicknamed The Bean because of its shape, a name Kapoor initially disliked, but later grew fond of. Made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together, its highly polished exterior has no visible seams. It measures 33 by 66 by 42 feet (10 by 20 by 13 m), and weighs 110 short tons (100 t; 98 long tons). Kapoor's design was inspired by liquid mercury and the sculpture's surface reflects and distorts the city's skyline. Visitors are able to walk around and under Cloud Gate's 12-foot (3.7 m) high arch. On the underside is the "omphalos" (Greek for "navel"), a concave chamber that warps and multiplies reflections. The sculpture builds upon many of Kapoor's artistic themes, and it is popular with tourists as a photo-taking opportunity for its unique reflective properties. The sculpture was the result of a design competition. After Kapoor's design was chosen, numerous technological concerns regarding the design's construction and assembly arose, in addition to concerns regarding the sculpture's upkeep and maintenance. Various experts were consulted, some of whom believed the design could not be implemented. Eventually, a feasible method was found, but the sculpture's construction fell behind schedule. It was unveiled in an incomplete form during the Millennium Park grand opening celebration in 2004, before being concealed again while it was completed. Cloud Gate was formally dedicated on May 15, 2006, and has since gained considerable popularity, both domestically and internationally.
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