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Directions to The Bean (Chicago) with public transportation

The following transit lines have routes that pass near The Bean

Bus stations near The Bean in Chicago

Station Name Distance
Michigan & Madison (North) 2 min walk
Michigan & Washington (South) 3 min walk
Michigan & Monroe (North) 4 min walk
Michigan/Madison 5 min walk
Washington & Wabash (East) 5 min walk

Train stations near The Bean in Chicago

Station Name Distance
Millennium Station 5 min walk

Chicago 'L' stations near The Bean in Chicago

Station Name Distance
Washington/Wabash 5 min walk
Monroe-Red 7 min walk

Bus lines to The Bean in Chicago

Line Name Direction
3 Fairbanks & Huron (South)
4 Cottage Grove & 63rd Street (Green Line) (North)
6 79th Street & Lake Shore Drive (West)
26 Chicago & Mies Van Der Rohe (East)
143 Michigan & Van Buren/Congress (South)
20 Columbus & Randolph (South)
60 54th/Cermak Pink Line Station (West)
66 Chicago & Pulaski (West)
124 Union Station Transit Center (East)
147 Paulina & Howard Terminal (North)
151 Belmont & Halsted Terminal (North)
157 Pulaski Pink Line Station (West)
J14 Jeffery & 87th Street (South)
850 CANTERBURY TO EAST LOOP
851 OLD CHICAGO TO EAST LOOP
855 Plainfield-East Loop Express
56 Washington & Wabash (East)

Questions & Answers

  • What are the closest stations to The Bean?

    The closest stations to The Bean are:

    • Michigan & Madison (North) is 115 yards away, 2 min walk.
    • Michigan & Washington (South) is 231 yards away, 3 min walk.
    • Michigan & Monroe (North) is 277 yards away, 4 min walk.
    • Michigan/Madison is 328 yards away, 5 min walk.
    • Washington & Wabash (East) is 330 yards away, 5 min walk.
    • Millennium Station is 357 yards away, 5 min walk.
    • Washington/Wabash is 362 yards away, 5 min walk.
    • Monroe-Red is 560 yards away, 7 min walk.
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  • Which Bus lines stop near The Bean?

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

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  • Which Train lines stop near The Bean?

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

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  • 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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  • How far is the Chicago 'L' station from The Bean in Chicago?

    The nearest Chicago 'L' station to The Bean in Chicago is a 5 min walk away.

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  • What’s the nearest Chicago 'L' station to The Bean in Chicago?

    The Washington/Wabash station is the nearest one to The Bean in Chicago.

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  • How far is the train station from The Bean in Chicago?

    The nearest train station to The Bean in Chicago is a 5 min walk away.

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  • What’s the nearest train station to The Bean in Chicago?

    The Millennium Station station is the nearest one to The Bean in Chicago.

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  • How far is the bus stop from The Bean in Chicago?

    The nearest bus stop to The Bean in Chicago is a 2 min walk away.

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  • What’s the nearest bus stop to The Bean in Chicago?

    The Michigan & Madison (North) stop is the nearest one to The Bean in Chicago.

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  • What time is the first Bus to The Bean in Chicago?

    The 66 is the first Bus that goes to The Bean in Chicago. It stops nearby at 10:00 PM.

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  • What time is the last Bus to The Bean in Chicago?

    The 66 is the last Bus that goes to The Bean in Chicago. It stops nearby at 10:31 PM.

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  • What time is the first Chicago 'L' to The Bean in Chicago?

    The RED LINE is the first Chicago 'L' that goes to The Bean in Chicago. It stops nearby at 10:01 PM.

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  • What time is the last Chicago 'L' to The Bean in Chicago?

    The RED LINE is the last Chicago 'L' that goes to The Bean in Chicago. It stops nearby at 10:22 PM.

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  • What time is the first Train to The Bean in Chicago?

    The ME is the first Train that goes to The Bean in Chicago. It stops nearby at 11:50 PM.

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  • What time is the last Train to The Bean in Chicago?

    The ME is the last Train that goes to The Bean in Chicago. It stops nearby at 7:57 PM.

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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 were 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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