The bean, or officially Cloud Gate, is most likely one of the most characteristic sights of Chicago. With its distorted reflections of the Chicago skyline it really delivers a fantastic illusion of bringing the clouds and sky closer down towards the spectator.
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But the park also offers other architectural pieces worth discovering like the Pritzker Pavilion and BP bridge by Frank Gehry as well as the Nichols Bridgeway by Renzo Piano.

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It’s probably also worth noting that Chicago is a crazy sport city so the fact that their beloved Chicago Cubs made it into the baseball World Series after 48 years and even won it for the first time after 108 years is reason enough to add a special touch.

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And yes, the famous route 66 starts at the Millenium Park.img_4355

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