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Cloud Gate Chicago Flash Panorama

By August 12, 2008 2 Comments

Above is a 360×180 degree panorama of Cloud Gate, Chicago. Click load to view – click and drag to look around. To view fullscreen (recommended) simply click ‘open’ and again click and drag.

Cloud Gate is British artist Anish Kapoor’s first public outdoor work installed in the United States. The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates, which reflect the city’s famous skyline and the clouds above. A 12-foot-high arch provides a “gate” to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture, inviting visitors to touch its mirror-like surface and see their image reflected back from a variety of perspectives.

Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high.


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.