See Chicago’s Cloud Gate ‘Bean’ Through the Years

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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 11: Snow collects on Cloud Gate (also known as The Bean) in Milennium Park on November 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The snowfall was the first of the season for the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Visitors walk past the partially exposed sculpture known as "The Bean," officially named "Cloud Gate," at Millennium Park on June 2, 2005, in Chicago. Work on the stainless steel, 110-ton sculpture began in January 2005 and involved grinding and buffing the seams of the 168 plates to a mirror-like finish. It was supposed to have been completed by Memorial Day.
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Rich Benbennick from Arlington Heights touches an unfinished seam of the partially exposed sculpture in 2005.
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People look at the partially exposed sculpture in Millennium Park.
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Some of Chicago's skyline is seen reflected on the 110-ton, stainless steel Bean.
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Beauden Barrett of the New Zealand All Blacks hands a rugby ball to a child in front of The Bean in Millennium Park on Oct. 29, 2016.
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Chicago residents and tourists explore the Cloud Gate sculpture by Anish Kapoor in the newly opened Millennium Park The park covers just over 24 acres.
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Visitors look over the Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park on Feb. 28, 2017.
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Visitors take cover under Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate sculpture as snow falls on Millennium Park on Feb. 26, 2015.
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Snow collects on Cloud Gate on Nov. 11, 2013.
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"Cloud Gate" is covered in snow on March 5, 2013.
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People walk past the Cloud Gate sculpture on March 28, 2011.
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Workers clear snow from around the Cloud Gate sculpture on Feb. 1, 2011. As of that morning, over 20 inches of snow had fallen, making it Chicago's third largest snowstorm at the time.
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