Voted one of the top attractions in the United States, Millennium Park is home to such marvels as Crown Fountain, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the McCormick Tribune Ice Skating Rink. Its most iconic resident, however, is by far Chicago’s top attraction, the Bean aka Cloud Gate.
Unfortunately, today will be the last chance to take in views of one of Chicago’s most beloved public art pieces as tomorrow, Tuesday, August 14 several months of construction are set to commence on Grainger Plaza surrounding the Bean.
According to the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, “the work will continue through the spring of 2024. During this time, public access and views of Cloud Gate will be limited.”
The “necessary maintenance” will reportedly “replace pavers and make other repairs and accessibility upgrades to the Plaza—to enhance the nearly 20-year-old Park’s appearance, visitor experience, and position as the #1 attraction in the Midwest.”
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